Barcelona winger Malcom is on the verge of sealing a move to Russian Premier League outfit Zenit St. Petersburg according to the latest reports from the media.

Malcom will leave Barcelona for Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia after struggling to make a positive impact on the Spanish La Liga club.

The Brazilian attacker has spent just one season at Barcelona following his move to the Nou Camp from French Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.

Experienced journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi revealed that Zenit will pay an initial transfer fee of €40m plus €5m in add-ons.

Mohamed Bouhafsi works with French news outlet RMC Sport.

Malcom was previously linked with a move to West London giants Chelsea before the Blues were handed a two-window transfer ban by world football’s governing body FIFA.

Chelsea were penalized for misgivings relating to the signing of players under the age of 18.

They appealed against the ruling with the FIFA Appeals Committee but they were unsuccessful thus prompting the West Londoners to take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Despite the transfer ban, Chelsea were able to sign Mateo Kovacic as the Croatian midfielder was already registered as a Chelsea player after his loan spell from last season.


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