Tottenham Hotspur may still have hope in chase for Malcom

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Montpellier (MHSC) on December 20, 2017, at the Matmut Atlantique...

Tottenham Hotspur have been in competition with Arsenal for the signature of Malcom.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L=1 football match between Bordeaux and Montpellier on December 20, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Tottenham Hotspur may still have hope in the chase for Malcom, as Arsenal are struggling to get a deal over the line, the Telegraph report.

Arsenal were initially thought to be on the verge of signing the Bordeaux man this month, but a deal is now thought to be becoming problematic.

The Ligue 1 side have decided that they want to keep hold of the Brazilian attacker, and Arsenal may miss out.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Montpellier (MHSC) on December 20, 2017, at the Matmut Atlantique...

That could give Spurs another chance to land Malcom in the summer.

Tottenham had not been prepared to match Arsenal’s bid in the race to sign the youngster this month, with Bordeaux wanting £40 million for the forward, according to the Telegraph.

However, Spurs may increase their spending in the summer, once the new stadium is fully built.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Dijon (DFCO) and Bordeaux at Gaston Gerard Stadium in Dijon on December...

If Tottenham can break into the Champions League again, while Arsenal miss out, they will surely be in an advantageous positions should the two sides compete again for Malcom in six months’ time.

And there may now still be hope for Spurs in the race to sign Malcom, just as it appeared they had lost out.

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