By Mark Smith

29th Sep, 2020 | 4:10pm

'In the squad' - Hansi Flick shares Michael Cuisance update, reported Leeds switch close

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has claimed that Michael Cuisance should be involved against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, despite links with Leeds United.

Flick shared that the French midfielder trained with the European champions on Tuesday, and will be utilised until any exit is confirmed.

Cuisance didn’t feature in the Super Cup victory over Sevilla recently but did come on for 18 minutes against Schalke last week.

Flick spoke about the links with Leeds in his press conference, claiming that an imminent exit isn’t expected.

“Both trained today, so I assume that both will be in the squad tomorrow,” he said via TZ.

“We all know that shortly before the transfer closes, the situation is not easy. Hasan and I agree: The new season will not only be difficult for FC Bayern. Nor can we draw on the full when it comes to finances. 

“That takes sense and understanding. We still have until October 5th. Now it is the case that Mika and Javi are still in the roster. You are part of our team.”

How close is the deal?

Fabrizio Romano reported earlier in the week that Leeds had agreed a five-year deal with Cuisance at Elland Road, as he hunts for more minutes.

That was backed up by many, with the fee the only part of the deal yet to be confirmed as the Whites close in on the Frenchman.

Sky Sports journalist, Romano, shared a further update on Tuesday, with talks starting to progress between the two clubs, and Leeds offering £18.2million to complete the deal.

Christian Falk of BILD then reported that Bayern have given permission for Cuisance to leave, meaning that the clash with Dortmund could be his last for Munich.

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