Lyon believed that they had a deal in place to sign the left-back for a fee of €15m but that was until Manchester United hijacked the move.
Manchester United made a swift move to work out a deal with Feyenoord for Malacia and have agreed to pay a fee of €15m plus another €2m in bonuses.
Feyenoord director of football Frank Arnesen confirmed the agreement on Tuesday and made it clear that the move was down to Malacia agreeing.
And according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Lyon have been informed by the defender’s representatives that the player will be joining Manchester United.
Malacia has declined the move to Lyon and is now expected to become Erik ten Hag’s first signing as Manchester United manager.
His representatives are in talks with Manchester United over personal terms and an agreement is expected soon.
Malacia has been a target for Ten Hag since he was at Ajax and he is now on the verge of getting the left-back he has been keen on for a while.