By David Woods

2nd Oct, 2020 | 7:07am

Reliable journalist delivers intriguing update over major Leeds transfer after late drama

There was late drama of the unwanted kind for Leeds United last night as the transfer for Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance broke down.

However, Julien Maynard from French outlet TF1 has put out a claim that the player’s entourage is still hoping a deal can be resurrected.

Maynard claims that the deal fell through because of disagreements between Leeds and Bayern and that the player had passed a medical.

However, he added that the feeling from the entourage is pessimistic after the turn of events on Thursday night.

This report is in direct contradiction to Phil Hay and also Graham Smyth who have both reported that Cuisance had not passed a medical. Hay said that he failed this and that’s why the move was called off.

Trusted French paper L’Equipe have also reported it was problems with the medical, and that it had shown the player wouldn’t be fit for weeks, with Bielsa wanting a player to be ready straight away.

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Leeds drama

It’s unusual to see a big transfer fall down at this point.

It’s even more unusual to see different narratives come out from such big hitters.

Fabrizio Romano had said the medicals were passed. Leeds-based journalists Phil Hay and Graham Smyth are both saying the medical was failed.

Neither club have officially commented on the drama but you have to expect they will given the accusations and counter-accusations.

As to the possibility of the transfer being resurrected, we don’t hold out any hope at the moment.

The noise from Hay last night was definitive and he was clear the transfer would not be happening.

If Cuisance was injured and wasn’t ready to play straight away, albeit with no serious underlying problems, you can understand why Leeds would be reticent to go through with the deal after the troubles they had with Jean-Kevin Augustin.

We’re more inclined to believe this side of the story and can’t believe a fee and the details of the buy-back clause wouldn’t have been sorted before the player flew to England.

Either way, we think Leeds will be on the lookout for an alternative target with the clock well and truly ticking.

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