Will Tottenham face more transfer frustration with Malcom reportedly offered to Chelsea?

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Is Mauricio Pochettino about to see his long time Tottenham Hotspur target Malcom join Premier League rivals Chelsea from Barcelona?

Chelsea's Willian in the Chelsea kit holding the home shirt at the Cobham Training Ground on 28th August 2013 in Cobham, England.

Cast your minds back to August 2013 and Tottenham Hotspur were fuming with their London rivals Chelsea.

According to the Guardian, Spurs thought that they had completed the signing of Anzhi winger Willian after the Brazilian international completed a medical ahead of a £30 million move to White Hart Lane.

But, at the eleventh hour, Chelsea left Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy apparently ‘incandescent’ as they hijacked the deal with Jose Mourinho giggling maniacally in front of the cameras.

Now, six years on, Willian could be at the heart of another transfer twist that leaves Tottenham frustrated.

 

According to Sky Sports, the 30-year-old is a target for La Liga champions Barcelona and it is understood that the Catalan giants are willing to offer Malcom as part of a potential swap deal.

Malcom is a man Tottenham fans will be very familiar with, given that he has been relentlessly linked with a big-money move to North London in recent months.

Malcom of Barcelona celebrates his goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and FC Barcelona on November 6, 2018 at San Siro Stadium in Milan,...

Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be a big fan of the former Bordeaux star and Sport claimed in November that Spurs were hopeful of finally signing him in January for around £44 million.

The Spurs boss has hardly hid his frustration at the lack of new signings in recent months, with Tottenham being forced to devote huge sums of money into the construction of their long-awaited new stadium.

So just imagine what the manager will do if Malcom ends up at Stamford Bridge.

Malcom of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Copa del Rey fourth round second leg match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa at Camp Nou on...

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