Lazio deal for Barcelona’s Malcom ‘fake news’ – agent

The agent of Barcelona forward Malcom has described reports linking his client with a January move to Lazio as ‘fake news’.

Luis Fenando Menezes Garcia posted the comment on his Instagram account following speculation that the Italian club would move for the Brazilian.

The 21-year-old has struggled for playing time since his €41m arrival from Bordeaux this summer, featuring in just 296 minutes across all competitions.

Various reports have also linked the forward with a move to the Chinese Super League with suggestions that an unnamed Far East club will make a €65m move.

Premier League sides Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal have also been linked with a transfer in recent months, while Lazio’s city giants Roma missed out on a deal this summer.

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