Tottenham are in danger of missing out on signing attacking target Malcom from Barcelona, as a different club have already approached him.
According to the Sun, Italian club Roma have moved first to try take the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season.
The report details that French clubs are also looking at a potential swoop for the speed machine, but they along with Spurs are now a step behind.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side need to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out on the Brazilian, who could be the perfect solution in the second half of the season.
Spurs could be without Heung-Min Son for the next five fixtures due to the Asian Cup and Harry Kane is set to be sidelined with an injury until March, which is why they need to try sign extra firepower.
Malcom is a dynamic attacker that can play anywhere across the frontline and could help plug a hole at the Premier League club.
The youngster has express pace and great trickery, while Pochettino would be perfect for trying to unlock his immense potential.
A loan spell would be ideal for Barcelona and Spurs, with the latter needing bodies through the door to try help them in their ongoing quest for silverware.