A tweet from Bordeaux on Monday read: “Bordeaux can inform you that an agreement has been reached, pending the signing of administrative documents, with Roma for the transfer of Malcom.”
Roma are reportedly paying €40million to recruit the former Corinthians forward, having received a serious cash injection from the €72.5million sale of goalkeeper Alisson to Liverpool last week.
The 32-year-old centre-back’s Stamford Bridge future appears uncertain given Andreas Christensen’s rise and the likelihood of Daniele Rugani arriving as one of Maurizio Sarri’s marquee signings from Juventus.
The Foxes have already acquired the signature of Jonny Evans on a cut-price fee from West Brom but want to strengthen further given there is speculation star man Harry Maguire could be subject of interest from Manchester United.
The future of one of England’s big World Cup stars could have an impact on the Cahill deal and whether Claude Puel’s side pursue their interest in the former Bolton man further.
Nabil Fekir will not be leaving Lyon this season after his move to Liverpool fell through, the French club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed.
The France World Cup-winning attacker had looked set to move to Anfield after months of prolonged speculation, however, the proposed £60 million switch didn’t materialise, with Jurgen Klopp instead clinching deals for Fabinho and Naby Keita.
Since then, Real Madrid have been monitoring the 25-year-old but have yet to lodge a bid of substance.
Even so, any offer could now be a lost cause given the Lyon supremo Aulas told Canal+ that the player remains an integral of the Kids’ side moving forward.