Tottenham are chasing Bordeaux wonderkid Malcom but deny reports from Brazil that they have made a £31million bid
The Samba sensation, 20, has emerged as one of the brightest talents in Europe following a series of stunning strikes in Ligue 1.
His form has seen the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona take notice.
Now Brazilian media outlet UOL Esporte insist Spurs have made the first move, seeing their initial offer of £31million knocked back.
But Tottenham deny they have lodged a bid with the club
Any deal for Malcom would be a complicated one.
In September, Bordeaux paid his former club Corinthians £4m for 15 per cent of his rights — and they have now increased in value by around £1.3m.
Malcom has been one of the star players in Ligue 1 this season, despite everyone lying in Paris Saint-Germain’s shadow.
He has netted an impressive seven goals, which is just four fewer than Neymar, whilst also contributing four assists in 18 appearances — and that is despite Bordeaux languishing in 15th place.
Malcom made headlines across the continent in early December with a sensational long-range strike against Dijon.
He was also part of the Brazil Under 20 side which reached the 2015 World Cup final.