Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur target Malcom has told Brazilian media he will leave Bordeaux in the summer and “will choose my next club” soon.

Malcom, 20, was linked with United before they bought Alexis Sanchez, and to Arsenal after they had sold the Chile international.

ESPN FC sources also revealed that Tottenham had met the player’s representatives last month and had made him a transfer target for the summer.

Bordeaux would not sell the forward in the winter window, but have told their top scorer he can go at the end of the campaign.

“I already said I wanted to leave this winter for a new challenge. But I also have to remind myself that Bordeaux have helped me a lot,” Malcom, whose Bordeaux contract runs to 2021, told UOL. “I have given my word to Bordeaux that I’ll continue so as to be able to have more time to choose my future club.

“These three or four months will make a big difference. Yes, Bordeaux have given me their word I can leave in June. I’m going to choose my next club and Bordeaux will let me leave.”

Malcom has made a name for himself in Ligue 1 after leaving Corinthians in January 2016 after starring for Brazil’s youth teams, notably at the Under-20 South American Championship and the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in 2015.

His progress has been such that Malcom was recently named on an “observation list” drawn up by Brazil coach Tite ahead of the World Cup. He will send one of his assistants, the former Arsenal and Barcelona defender Sylvinho, to Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 game at Marseille this weekend to asses his form.

“It was a surprise. I didn’t think about it,” said Malcom, who is hopeful of being included in the squad for next month’s friendlies with Russia and Germany.

“I know Tite’s methods. He’s all about creating a squad and I thought his squad was already created. I was very happy though, it means my work is being recognised. I now have to give my all and hope that I get called up.”