Leeds have a crucial advantage in the race to sign Michael Cuisance and are “seriously considering” a bid for the Bayern Munich midfielder, according to a report.
The Whites have already bolstered their ranks in recent months, adding defensive and attacking reinforcements.
Centre-back Diego Llorente has followed up Robin Koch’s arrival at the back, with striker and club-record signing Rodrigo Moreno offering glimpses of his talent in recent weeks.
While also signing a host of talented youngsters, Foot Mercato claims Leeds have not finished their spending.
In fact, the Elland Road club are considering a move for Bayern’s France Under-20 rising star Cuisance.
The 21-year-old moved to Bavaria from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer and impressed in his debut season. He made 15 appearances overall, chipping in with three goals and assisting another.
However, the latest report claims he has become frustrated with his “insufficient” level of game time and wants a move away.
Marseille had emerged as early contenders, with the French side in contact with Bayern for several weeks. However, Marseille can only afford a loan-to-buy deal, to which Bayern are reluctant to agree.
As such, Leeds hold a key advantage. The Whites are willing to pay to sign Cuisance outright and are “seriously considering” a transfer offer.
It remains unclear what that offer will be but the move means Marcelo Bielsa‘s reported calls to sign the midfielder have been heard.
Leeds head coach Bielsa has fallen “in love” with Cuisance and had ordered his side to make a bid.
Rocky start to the season for Leeds
Leeds have showed both attacking prowess and defensive shakiness upon their Premier League return.
Both their matches have ended 4-3, with a defeat to Liverpool followed up by a win over Fulham.
Patrick Bamford has showed impressive form though, notching two goals, with Bielsa’s high-energy game causing problems for both the Premier League champions and fellow promotion winners Fulham.