Leeds United closing in on deal for major signing

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Leeds United are on cloud nine right now.

After winning the Championship with a 10-point buffer on their nearest rivals, the Whites simply haven't looked back.

Returning the the Premier League after 16 years away was always going to be a big task, but Leeds seem to have taken to the challenge like a duck to water.

Two wins from their opening three games of the season has seen the club soar into the upper echelons in the league - a position that supporters will be hoping they can sustain over the course of the campaign.

If they're to do that, a huge aspect will be conquering the transfer market.

As well as signing a number of very talented young players, the Whites were able to bring in players such as Robin Koch, Rodrigo and Diego Llorente to bolster Marcelo Bielsa's squad.

But the Argentine isn't done yet.

Bielsa is hoping to bring a midfielder into the club and it seems that a deal for one player is on the verge of completion.

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Michael Cuisance could become a Leeds United player before the end of the week.

The Bayern Munich man is on the verge of a permanent switch to Elland Road as he looking to link up with the club in the Premier League.

Reports from The Athletic have claimed that Leeds will pay £20million for his ervices, while the German giants will hold the option to purchase the player back in the future.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal is close.

Taking to Twitter, Romano said: "Leeds are finalising the deal for Michaël Cuisance, confirmed and here we go expected on next hours!

"Agreement completed, last details on. Bayern Münich will have a buy-back clause as per David Ornstein.

"Personal terms already agreed."

Those claims were backed up by SportBild reporter Christian Falk who has said that the young midfielder will undergo a medical at Thorp Arch on Wednesday.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

What a deal this will be.

Michael Cuisance is a player of immense quality and the fact that Leeds United are closing in on a deal is a real coup.

Phil Hay has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa is 'a huge factor' in the deal, and it's hard to argue with that.

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Bielsa loves developing young players, and in Cuisance he'll be getting one of the top prospects in European football.

If the Argentine can help him to fulfil his potential, then Leeds United will be getting a top, top player.

The fact that Bayern Munich have insisted on a buyback clause is rather telling, with the German giants suggesting that he may yet be a part of their long-term future.

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