Gus Poyet has revealed that keeping hold of Malcom was key to his decision to take charge of Bordeaux, as the Ligue 1 side again reiterated that the winger is going nowhere.
Bordeaux have not budged on their not-for-sale stance, however, regardless of Spurs reportedly offering to loan the 20-year-old straight back until the end of the season.
Speaking after his unveiling as new manager on Monday, Poyet told L'Equipe: "I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not. They said yes. I said OK, now we can continue the discussion."
Club president Stephane Martin added: "It has been said and said again, he will not be leaving. He has said he wants to play in the Premier League one day. That is normal - what player wouldn't want to play in England? There is no problem with Malcom."