The Brazilian is on his way to Barcelona, after a €41 million initial fee was agreed with the player’s representatives who arrived in the city earlier.
Roma fans had been waiting at the Ciampino Airport for the arrival of the winger, from Bordeaux.
But the Spanish giants stepped in at the last moment and now the 21-year old looks all but ready to make a switch to the Camp Nou.
A Ligue 1 sensation, Malcom is a left-footer, who plays on the right flank, and has scored 23 goals in 93 appearances for Bordeaux.
Sergi Samper will miss Barcelona‘s pre-season tour of the US due to a knee problem, the club announced on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder had been due to fly out on Tuesday evening but after a training session earlier in the day, his absence was confirmed.
“The first team player Sergi Samper has a problem in his left knee and will stay in Barcelona to receive treatment and follow a specific training plan,” said a statement on the official club website.
Valverde will be without the majority of his first-team players due to their participation at the World Cup.
Barcelona will open their US tour against Tottenham Hotspur on July 29 in Los Angeles followed by a clash with Roma in Dallas two days after. Their tour will finish on August 4 against AC Milan.
The 25-year-old, who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou with Jordi Alba as the standout first-choice defender in his position, according to Sport, is allowed to leave the Catalan giants for a fee in the region of €16 million (Dh68m).
Everton have apparently not yet shown they are willing to meet Barca’s price demand for Digne but they desperately need to bring in defensive reinforcements on the left-hand side of their defence.
With club stalwart Leighton Baines turning 34 this year, Digne is a ready-made long-term replacement for the ageing star.