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Everton boss Silva denies interest in Barcelona winger Malcom

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Marco Silva denies interest in Barcelona winger Malcom

Marco Silva has made it clear that there is no substance to the speculations linking Barcelona winger Malcom with a move to Goodison Park in January.

Malcom completed a €42 million move to the Camp Nou from Bordeaux in the summer but has started only once in the La Liga for the Catalan giants.

However, Silva is not willing to put any pressure on Everton to invest in new players in January owing to the team’s poor run of form which has seen the Toffees lose four out their last five Premier League fixtures.

“We cannot change every week our idea and philosophy as a club if you win two games or you don’t win two games,” he said. “The last result was not good enough for us, but it was a moment and we are capable of changing things for us again and showing our quality.

“Not because of that will we change everything in our ideas. Not because of that will I come here and say, ‘we need this, and this, and this, and this’. We know what we can do or not. Let’s see what is possible.”

Silva might be tempted to send some of the fringe players on loan in the mid-season trading period, with Oumar Niasse and James McCarthy linked with moved to Crystal Palace and West Brom respectively. However, there hasn’t been any significant progress in either deal.

“I understand the moment. Now is the moment these rumours come to the table. But [there is] nothing new,” he said.

“We don’t put more to be loaned or whatever. I want them focused on our squad and to be ready to play.

“Until now, the decisions I already take, you know what they are. Even, like you know, the last moments were really busy for us. The time we had between [games] was to prepare for the next.”

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