Michaël Cuisance to Leeds United has fallen through, reports claim
There are just four days to go in the transfer window
Leeds United's move for Bayern Munich midfielder Michaël Cuisance has fallen through, according to reports in Germany.
Max Bielefeld of Sky Germany reports that the move has failed, or as he tweeted in German, 'ist geplatzt', which you don't even need to speak German to know means it's fucked.
— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) October 1, 2020
Cuisance had completed a medical with Leeds and had agreed personal terms with Leeds, with Bayern Munich rejecting another bid from an unnamed Premier League club.
But the move appears to have collapsed at the eleventh hour, with Bayern and Leeds unable to agree on the payment structure of the €18 million fee. Bayern were also demanding a buy-back clause, which Leeds were reluctant to include.
Leeds have been on the search for a creative midfielder all summer, having made approaches to sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese.
With Pablo Hernandez in his mid 30s, they are keen to sign a younger playmaker to succeed him in midfield and allow Hernandez to maintain his fitness in what is set to be a gruelling season.
They now have until October 5 to sign anyone from abroad but have an extended deadline until October 16 to complete any domestic transfers.