Barcelona made contact with Bordeaux following the failure to sign Brazil global Willian from Chelsea and, according to Italian media reports, made a bid larger than the reported fee of 38 million euros agreed with Roma.
Bordeaux: Bordeaux have blocked the transfer of Brazilian winger Malcom to Roma after a last-minute bid for the player from Barcelona, said a source from the French club on Monday.
Malcom agreed a five-year deal to move to the Camp Nou, with a release clause expected to be fixed at €400m.
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The club tweeted: "AS Roma can confirm that the club has reached an agreement with FC Girondins de Bordeaux for the transfer of Malcom, subject to the player completing a medical and agreeing personal terms".
English clubs may have been put off from bidding for Malcom as he needed a United Kingdom work permit to play in the Premier League. The 21-year-old will sign with Barca for the next five seasons until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Roma have now been informed that he wishes to join Barca.
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Barcelona appear to have won the race to sign Malcom from Bordeaux, pipping Roma to his signature at the last minute.
Malcom leaves Bordeaux having scored a total of 20 goals in 84 appearances in Ligue 1.
The La Liga champions have already secured two major signings in Arthur from Gremio and Sevilla's Clement Lenglet, and Malcom becomes the third.
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