Liverpool have been told that their target and Barcelona winger Malcom would be sold.
This was made known by the Catalans chief executive Oscar Grau, according to the Metro but noting that he would not be sold below the amount that was invested in him in the summer.
It would be recalled that Malcom completed a £36 million move to the Camp Nou in the summer, rejecting a move to Emirates Stadium after a keen interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
It could be an opportunity for the Merseyside club who seems not to have given up on the 21-year-old Brazilian as they are reported to have made fresh inquiry of the player ahead of the winter transfer window.
It is obvious that the Spanish giants will not keep the player any longer as he has failed to make any mark, earning just two substitute appearances so far this season.
Suggestions are that manager Ernesto Valverde has lost patience with the player and has already informed the management on the need to let him leave.
Barcelona chief executive Grau had an earlier stand of being patient with the player but that seem no longer the case as he hinted that the ‘player will be sold’.