Arsenal pull out of Malcom transfer race as Barcelona demand huge loan fee

But while midfielder Suarez has moved to the Emirates on loan, Arsenal – and neighbours Tottenham – have gone cold on a move for Malcom.

The North London rivals were both astonished by the size of the loan fee Barcelona were demanding so have decided to walk away.

Arsenal are paying about £2m for Suarez as a loan fee with a view to an £18m move in the summer.

But the La Liga champions were not willing to let team-mate Malcom leave for cheap too.

The uncapped Brazilian joined the Spanish giants from Bordeaux for £36.5million in the summer but has made just one La Liga start and five substitute appearances.


Yet Barca believe the winger, 21, has a long-term future at the club.

SunSport told you yesterday how Spurs gave up the chase for Malcom.

In addition to the size of the fee, Poch also insisted the Barca star did not fit into his plans for the rest of the season.


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