Liverpool identify Bordeaux winger Malcom as a summer target

Liverpool identify Bordeaux winger Malcom as a summer target

Liverpool identify Bordeaux winger Malcom as a summer target

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Brazilian star Malcom from Bordeaux, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to add more attacking options to his squad this summer to ease the burden on Liverpool's "Holy Trinity" of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The 21-year-old Brazilian winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in the upcoming transfer window.

Manchester United had mentioned a transfer with Bordeaux within the winter, whereas Tottenham and Arsenal having additionally monitored his progress.

The Reds are set to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev at the end of the month.

Malcom has scored 10 goals in 30 league starts this season, and is expected to cost around £40million this summer.

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Sportsmail understands Malcom, previously of Corinthians, is on a shortlist that features Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey and Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund.

The French club's majority shareholder recently revealed Malcom will be allowed to leave this summer if interested clubs come calling.

'It is the reason we bought this player in the first place, to eventually sell him in between seasons'.

Liverpool are evidently scouting the French top flight for talent, after recent reports have also claimed that the Merseyside club are in the market for Lyon star Nabil Fekir. That's wrong. I hear there are arrangements, stuff like that...

'I can deny this info proper now. It's not true. Otherwise Nabil would have told me right away, we are very close'.

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