Exclusive: Big new development today in Leeds bid to sign Todd Cantwell
Leeds United have made a fresh move in recent hours for Norwich City star Todd Cantwell, Football Insider understands.
This site exclusively revealed last Sunday morning that a £15million bid had been tabled for the attacking midfielder and that he had been axed from the Norwich squad that was to lose to Bournemouth later that day.
Leeds subsequently pursued other targets, including a move for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance that collapsed after a fee and personal terms had been agreed.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leeds are “back in” for Cantwell, 22, as they look to recruit a right-footed wide attacker ahead of Monday’s deadline.
Norwich are believed to want between £15m and £20m in total for their academy product.
Discussions are set to continue between the two clubs ahead of the transfer cut-off in two days’ time.
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Cantwell is also eager to move to Elland Road and has made that clear to Norwich in what represents a key breakthrough.
All parties are working towards a deal and the England Under-21 international could join Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Rodrigo Moreno and become another big-money Leeds recruit.
United have other possible alternatives and are planning another move for Man United star Daniel James ahead of the deadline.
Cantwell has two years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road after renewing terms in July 2019.
He made 40 appearances in all competitions last season that yielded an impressive seven goals and two assists.
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