Mauricio Pochettino reportedly made Bordeaux winger Malcom an offer he couldn’t refuse in order to convince the 20-year-old to come to Tottenham over Arsenal.

Even though Bordeaux have stood firm on the fact they won’t sell Malcom this month, Spurs are still being heavily linked with a move for the 20-year-old.

According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Poch promised the winger he could turn him into a ‘protagonist’ in Europe within a maximum of three years. This is why the youngster was supposedly keen for the move – he saw a real future with Spurs.

Malcom was even reportedly shown around Spurs’ training ground this week ahead of a move.

Bordeaux are allegedly demanding between £22m-£26m, although some outlets claim Malcom’s move to the Premier League will only be a loan.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 15: Malcom of Corinthians in action during the match between Corinthians and Goias for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Arena Corinthians stadium on October 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 15: Malcom of Corinthians in action during the match between Corinthians and Goias for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Arena Corinthians stadium on October 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

The Ligue 1 club still insist they’re not allowing the Brazilian international to go anywhere this month.

Arsenal were previously linked with Malcom but were said to have decided not to sign him in the end.

Apparently, he was too inexperienced for us.

Instead, we turned our attention to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who moved to north London from Manchester United as part of a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal are now focused on signing Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a major update coming out of Dortmund on Saturday.

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