Liverpool submit offer for Malcom in last few days – but he favours Inter Milan move

Inter Milan are in pole position to sign Malcom (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are set to lose the race for Bordeaux star Malcom, according to reports in Italy.

Malcom has scored 23 goals in 96 appearances since joining Bordeaux back in 2016 but the 21-year-old is expected to move on from Ligue 1 in the coming months.

While Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have all been linked with Malcom, Liverpool are the club that have stepped up their pursuit of the Brazilian in recent days.

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Gianluca Di Marzio suggests Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund have all tabled offers for the attacker this week.

However, the three European giants are all set to fail with their bids as Inter Milan are closing in on a deal for Malcom.

Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Brazilian forward (Picture: Getty)

Malcom is expected to leave Bordeaux this summer (Picture: Getty)The forward views Inter as the ideal team for his development and favours a move to the San Siro.

It’s claimed Inter held a positive meeting on Monday night and Malcom is believed to have said ‘yes’ to the transfer.

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Inter, though, have only offered £35million for Malcom which is around £10m short of Bordeaux’s asking price.

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge agrees Inter Milan move

The striker has given his approval to a move to Italy, with Roma also keen (Picture: Getty)Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a move to Italy in the January transfer window after agreeing to join Inter Milan, according to reports.

The injury-prone forward has not made a Premier League appearance since the end of November and only has three goals in all competitions this season, but remains eager for first-team action in a World Cup year.

And he is prepared to move to Italy to get it, with Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that Sturridge has agreed to join Inter.

Sturridge has had a number of hamstring issues this season (Picture: Getty)The only remaining stumbling block is whether the Italian side bring Sturridge in on loan or seek a permanent deal, with Liverpool asking for a fee somewhere between £17.5m and £26m.

Inter also have a few reservations about Sturridge’s injury history, though are conscious that they will need to move quickly to wrap up a deal.

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The Nerazzurri are not the only Italian club interested in Sturridge, with Roma putting him top of their wish list to replace Edin Dzeko should the Bosnian move to Chelsea.

Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure in charge of the club, with even summer arrival Dominic Solanke now ahead of him.

Sturridge netted his two league goals this season against Arsenal and Huddersfield (Picture: Getty)The 28-year-old has been sidelined through injury since the start of December, and has played just 514 minutes of football this season.

Sturridge was prolific in the 2013-14 Premier League campaign alongside then strike partner Luis Suarez, scoring 21 goals, though he has not hit double figures in any season since then and only scored three league goals last year.

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