Announcement immiment as Cuisance snubs late rival bid to join Leeds

Date published: Wednesday 30th September 2020 1:06 - James Marshment

Michael Cuisance

Leeds are closing on the signing of Michael Cuisance after the Bayern Munich star underwent a medical at the club on Wednesday.

Marcelo Bielsa wants to strengthen his midfield before the transfer deadline, leading to links with a number of targets.

They did, initially, target Rodrigo de Paul, only to see Udinese reject their offer.

Cuisance, however, has emerged as a prime option recently.

As such, reports on Tuesday evening claimed a deal worth €20m had been agreed with Bayern Munich.

Reports at the start of the week suggested Leeds had already agreed personal terms with the French midfielder for a contract until 2025.

Now, two sources claims Cuisance’s move to Elland Road will be announced imminently.

As per Bild’s head of football, Christian Falk, the France U21 midfielder underwent medical checks with Leeds on Wednesday.

Trusted Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that a move to Leeds was on the brink.

Romano confirmed Leeds had agreed a five-year deal for Cuisance, with the deal likely to contain a buy-back clause.

Furthermore, Romano states Cuisance has agreed to join Leeds ahead of late interest from a Premier League rival.

While the rival side has not been named, various reports state it was Newcastle who tried, and failed, to hijack Leeds’ bid.

Cuisance, who is friends with Leeds’ French keeper Illan Meslier, is expected to be announced as a Leeds player shortly.


Cantwell or James also targets for Leeds

Meanwhile, talkSPORT add that Leeds will turn their attention to Norwich starlet Todd Cantwell once they wrap up the signing of Cuisance.

Cantwell impressed in his first Premier League campaign last year, and Leeds could give him the chance to return to the top flight.

Todd Cantwell, Jamal Lewis Norwich

Bielsa has remained quiet on the links, but remains in the market for an attacking midfielder as well – and the radio station says they will bid £15m for him before the transfer deadline.

Cuisance and Cantwell would likely be the last high-profile additions of the transfer window for Leeds, who have also added Rodrigo Moreno, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, as well as various youth players.

In fact, previous reports claimed Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear went on a scouting mission for the winger recently.

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