As a result, Bordeaux cancelled the player's flight to Italy - where supporters were already waiting to welcome him - and they are now believed to be in talks with the Catalan giants over a move.
Roma have won the race to sign highly coveted winger Malcom from Bordeaux, as the clubs announced on Monday that a deal has been agreed. The 21-year-old will sign with Barca for the next five seasons until the end of the 2022/23 season.
But he has now made a decision to join the Spanish champions and will have his medical on Wednesday.
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Malcom had been a reported target for several European clubs, including Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but English clubs may have been put off from making a bid as he needed a United Kingdom work permit to play in the Premier League. Instead, terms were being negotiated with Barca, who had gazumped Roma's bid, which was reported to have been in the region of €32m.
Malcom featured 36 times last season across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and registering seven assists.
He will now, though, become Barcelona's second major signing of the summer window following the arrival of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla .