Malcom to be ‘offered to Blues’ despite dream Champions League debut?

CHELSEA will be offered the chance to sign ‘damaged’ Barcelona star Malcom, claims a report from Spain.

The winger looked set to join Roma from Bordeaux in the summer before Barca snapped him up for £35m.

Malcolm, 21, has found minutes hard to come by since his move to the Nou Camp.

But just two minutes after coming off the bench last night, Malcom scored to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Inter at San Siro.

Prior to the game, however, it had been reported that Barcelona are already prepared to offload the winger.

Mundo Deportivo claims sources at the club insist they fear the 21-year-old is ‘mentally depressed’ and not in a position to challenge for a first-team place.

Chelsea could be the beneficiaries of the decision, although the Catalan giants would want fellow Brazilian Willian in return.

According to La Sexta, the Blues attacker’s representatives have already met with Barcelona to discuss a transfer.

Barca are set to offer the former Corinthians attacker as well as £17m to lure Chelsea into doing a deal for Willian.

Although after his winning goal yesterday, Malcom gave the impression that he is not ready to quit the Nou Camp just yet.

“Barcelona was a dream I had as a child,” he said.

“To debut in the Champions League and score a goal, I will celebrate with the family.

“My dream at Barca is starting, my dream is to make history and do great things.

“I have to thank the group for giving me confidence. I want to play more.

“Every day I train to be able to show that I have the quality to be in this group.”

Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri is reportedly ready to leave Eden Hazard out of Chelsea squad for BATE Borisov.

The Belgian missed last week’s 4-0 win against Burnley and could only manage 30 minutes against Crystal Palace due to a back injury.

Sarri doesn’t want to Hazard to travel the 2,300 miles to Belarus and back for fear of exacerbating his pain.

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