Arsenal want Barcelona misfit Malcom on loan for the rest of the season, as Denis Suarez talks stall, says The Sun.
The Gunners had initially been trying to lure Denis Suarez away from Camp Nou, but there has been no progress in talks over a loan.
Arsenal have now turned their attention to his team-mate, who has struggled to settle in since his summer move from Bordeaux.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been ignoring former Bordeaux star Malcom, 21, this season but the club hierarchy still rate him highly and are reluctant to lose him.
That may open the door for a loan before the window shuts to keep him sharp for a return in the summer, while also putting the winger in the shop window to keep his value up.
Barcelona are dithering about Malcom’s long-term future and would demand £50million for him if they sell, a fee Arsenal would consider paying.
AC Milan have also inquired about borrowing the player. That is a situation Barca would consider — or even a loan deal to a lesser Spanish rival.
But a move to London — if he is playing regularly — could also work for Barca and the player, with Unai Emery’s Arsenal crossing their fingers for the green light.