By Mark Smith

2nd Jul, 2021 | 8:05am

Leeds & Hertha Berlin struggling in talks for Matheus Cunha - Romano

Fabrizio Romano has insisted that negotiations between Leeds United and Hertha Berlin for Matheus Cunha are not going well.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with Elland Road, with some outlets even claiming he had been demanded by Marcelo Bielsa.

Romano responded to claims it was a done deal, adding that it will not be easy for the Whites to complete this move.

Speaking on his new show on Twitch last night, Romano shared the update that will leave the fanbase massively disappointed.

“Currently, negotiations between Leeds and Hertha Berlin are not going so well,” he said.

“They want him, but it is not close to be agreed, and it is not easy for Leeds, but we will see, interesting player; I really like him.”

Saga.

This looks like yet another move that is likely to drag out throughout the entirety of the summer, just as the Rodrigo De Paul gossip did.

Cunha is clearly a target, but it looks as though Hertha Berlin are making things as hard as they possibly can to keep him.

Add to that, the Brazilian is also representing his country at the Olympics in Japan this summer, something that could complicate things even more.

The Whites and Bielsa clearly want attacking reinforcements after Junior Firpo, and Cunha has proved his worth in that role – being nominated for the Puskas Award during his time at RB Leipzig.

The 22-year-old picked up more yellow cards than goals last season, and Bielsa will be eager for that to change; but although he has that determination to track back in his system already.

Although not plain sailing so far, we expect the Whites to continue and resolve any issues to complete this deal.

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