By David Woods

28th Sep, 2020 | 7:07am

Fabrizio Romano & Phil Hay post exciting Leeds transfer updates, major £18.2m 5-year deal close

Leeds United might have spent close to £80m already this summer but, with just one week left in the transfer window, they’re not stopping.

French outlet L’Equipe reported on Sunday that Leeds are in advanced talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Michaël Cuisance.

And Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano posted an update on Sunday night that said personal terms had been agreed between Leeds and Cuisance on a five-year deal.

He said that the fee had yet to be agreed but that Leeds had offered £18.2m for the midfielder.

He had slightly less exciting news about Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul, saying that a £22.7m bid had been turned down.

Athletic journalist Phil Hay posted an update on Monday morning that said the L’Equipe report was “accurate” and added, “talks have taken place and all sides are open to the possibility of a deal. One to watch closely this week.”

Forshaw replacement

21-year-old Michaël Cuisance is a France Under-20 international and signed for Bayern Munich for just under £11m last summer.

He can play as a central midfielder, a defensive midfielder and even as a more attacking player, which means he’ll provide great cover for both Mateusz Klich and Kalvin Phillips.

That’s an area where Leeds are lacking after it was reported that Adam Forshaw had suffered a setback and wouldn’t be back in action for the foreseeable future.

He had made 39 appearances for Borussia Mönchengladbach before his move but has struggled to break into the Bayern Munich side as a regular, making just nine Bundesliga appearances last season and coming on as a substitute for 17 minutes of action this campaign.

Tellingly, he was left out of the Bayern Munich squad for the game on Sunday, which the German giants lost 4-1.

Coming from sources such as L’Equipe, Hay and Romano, this one really does look like it’s got legs.

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