If Everton fans were still hoping to sign Malcom as well as Richarlison, then the Italian media on Monday are here to crush their hopes.

As things stand, the Bordeaux forward has his eye set on a move to AS Roma, who feel confident enough of getting a deal over the line in the coming days.

According to Il Messaggero, Monchi is planning on closing the negotiations in the next 48 hours, with just how the payment will be spread and the percentage of a future sale to be ironed out.

Furthermore, both the aforementioned Italian newspaper and Gazzetta dello Sport report Malcom has said ‘no’ to a move to Goodison Park, clearly focused on playing Champions League football next season if possible.

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Everton aren’t in a position to offer him such a luxury, while Roma, who will undoubtedly be paying him less wage wise, are.

The Toffees will, however, be expecting to get the Richarlison deal over the line very soon, with the Watford starlet expected to pass his medical today ahead of putting pen to paper on his new contract.