If the January transfer window was anything to go by, Malcom’s exit from Bordeaux was supposed to be one of the first big transfers of the summer transfer window.

However, despite interest from a number of big teams, the Brazilian forward has yet to find a new landing spot, and it’s becoming a bit of a worry.

Tottenham were one of the clubs touted to spend over €50m on the Ligue 1 starlet, but apart from a constant but ineffective pursuit from Inter, nothing’s really happened.

Le10 Sport have an update, if you want to call it that, on the situation, and while they make it clear the Serie A side aren’t in a position to give Bordeaux what they want, Spurs and Bayern Munich still are.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham and the Bundesliga champions are both named as teams still ‘in touch’ with the affair, and ‘remain susceptible to concretely advance in the coming weeks’.

The French website believe the clubs are waiting until the end of the World Cup to make their moves, and with a price tag now said to have dropped to €40m, we might see a few more names pop up in the future.

We’re quite surprised it’s reached this point, but it’s true the international tournament has been a bit of a nuisance for the transfer market, and the summer has been far from smooth.

We’ll have to see what happens come mid-July, when movement around Malcom should ‘speed up’.