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ARSENAL and Tottenham have been dealt a bitter blow to their summer transfer plans.
Arsenal and Tottenham were both chasing Bordeaux ace Malcom in January in the hope of strengthening their wide positions.
The 21-year-old even revealed that he wishes to leave the Ligue 1 club amidst all the transfer speculation.
However, German giants Bayern Munich have now entered the race for the winger’s signature.
Manager Jupp Heynckes has admitted that the club are keeping a close eye on the highly rated youngster ahead of a potential summer swoop.
That will come as a blow to both of the Premier League outfits, who were expected to re-ignite their interest at the end of the season.
“He’s certainly in the focus of our scouting department, like many other players as well,” Heynckes told Sport Bild.
“[Sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic has very clear ideas and is driving forward the plans for next season.
“He knows exactly who is in our sights and which players he would like to have. He has high quality players in mind.”
In the winter window Malcom sent a come-and-get-me plea to potential suitors.
“Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating in June,” he said.