Bordeaux boss Jocelyn Gourvennec has hinted that Liverpool could be interested in signing Arsenal target Malcom. Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for Alexis Sanchez’s replacement at the Emirates and it’s understood the Gunners have agreed a deal to land 20-year-old forward Malcom this January. Malcom’s entourage held talks with Arsenal last week in London over a £45million move and the Brazilian’s agent has fueled speculation of an imminent move to north London.
Fernando Garcia began ‘liking’ welcome messages from Arsenal fans on Instagram, but it appears Liverpool could be battling their Premier League rivals for Malcom’s signature. Asked about rumours of the attacker’s exit, Bordeaux manager Gourvennec said: ‘I can’t deny that he’s being followed by a lot of people. With Malcom, I go from day-to-day. ‘He’s committed. He’s a bit, like he was in the summer…I wouldn’t say he has been disturbed by it, that’s a bit strong, he’s not disturbed, but he is asking questions. ‘He’s asking himself what’s the best thing for him, for his future. That’s logical. If he’s asking questions and he still manages to make assists or score goals, it’ll be fine.’ Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for Philippe Coutinho’s replacement (Picture: Getty) However, instead of mentioning Arsenal, Gourvennec bizarrely named Liverpool as a possible destination for Malcom. He added: ‘If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go. ‘I’m a coach, I’d like to be able to count on Malcom, Malcom has to help us.