Liverpool may well have a clear run at signing Barcelona player Malcom.
The Brazilian has struggled to cut it in his first season at the Nou Camp, and speculation has been rife that he may jump ship already.
Malcom joined the club for £36.6 million (Goal) after snubbing AS Roma, but has made just seven La Liga appearances, only one of which has been a start.
The competition has proven difficult for Malcom, with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele ahead of him in the pecking order.
Apparently Dalian Yifang and Shanghai SIPG have shown an interest in the player, as have Tottenham Hotspur once again.
But LE10 Sport have reported the Chinese clubs though have balked at the idea of signing Malcom due to the tax involved, suggesting that Liverpool could have a clearer run at the player.
Malcom competition for Mane?
Liverpool signing Malcom would be a slight risk given his poor stint in Spain, but his showing at Bordeaux should not be ignored.
The Brazilian, linked with the Reds last year whilst still playing in Ligue 1 (The Independent), is a flair player and may provide good competition for Sadio Mane out on the left wing.
Former Southampton star Mane’s position in the team has been undisputed since he joined the club in 2016.
The Senegal flyer has had no one to push him since becoming a Liverpool player – Malcom coming in would force him to raise his game to stay in the team.
Mane’s form has largely been impressive, but when he dips he has tended to keep his place in the side which is sometimes to the detriment of the team.