Leeds United will set their sights on signing Todd Cantwell from Norwich as soon as they have wrapped up a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance, according to talkSPORT.
The broadcaster claims that Cuisance, 21, has been given permission to leave the Allianz Arena after an £18million fee was agreed between the two clubs.
It is understood that the Frenchman has also agreed personal terms with Leeds.
TalkSPORT adds that once Cuisance completes his move to England, Leeds will have a go at bringing Cantwell, 22, in from Norwich after he impressed in the Premier League last season.
The Whites are reportedly lining up a £15million move for the England Under-21 attacker, who scored seven goals and supplied two assists in 40 appearances across all competitions for the Canaries last term, playing mainly on the left-wing.
It has been widely reported that Marcelo Bielsa wants to add a new midfielder and winger before the transfer window closes.
Premier League clubs can sign players from outside of England up until next Monday but they have a few more weeks to complete domestic transfers.
It looks as though they are prioritising a move for Cuisance before moving on Cantwell, who has been tipped to play for one of the big six Premier League clubs at some point in his career by ex-Norwich striker Chris Sutton.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live in the summer, Sutton said: “I think Cantwell will eventually play top six. But I do not think he will move to a top six club this summer.
“He’s still got developing to do. But I think he is an exceptional, exceptional talent who one day we will see play in the top six.”
It seems as though Leeds could serve as that stepping stone in Cantwell’s career if Sutton’s prediction about him is true.
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