Malcom is edging closer towards leaving Barcelona for Zenit Saint Petersburg after the two clubs reached an agreement for the transfer at €40m plus €5m in variables.

Friday’s edition of Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo explains the winger has travelled to Russia for his medical and they also take a look at other clubs who were looking at the option of signing the 22-year-old.

Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs who were believed to be chasing the Brazilian.

It’s claimed that Spurs had maintained contact with the La Liga winners ‘throughout this summer’ for the former Bordeaux man.

Despite that, Mauricio Pochettino’s side never positioned themselves to submit an offer for Malcom.

The demands made by the La Liga winners were considered above the expectations of the north London club.

Rather than chasing a winger, Tottenham need to prioritise signing a backup striker for Harry Kane, having already lost Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen.