By Wayne Veysey

1st Oct, 2020 | 7:00am

Sources: Leeds close in on two new signings costing £35m after breakthrough

Leeds United are making progress on the signing of Todd Cantwell from Norwich City as they look to take their summer spending close to the £100million mark, Football Insider understands.

The Premier League club have already reached an agreement with Bayern Munich over the capture of central midfielder Michael Cuisance.

A near-£20m deal is in place and the Frenchman, 21, could be unveiled today as Leeds’ latest marquee signing.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leeds are also in talks to secure a winger ahead of next Monday’s transfer deadline.

This site exclusively revealed last Sunday morning that a £15million bid had been tabled for Cantwell and that he had been axed from the Norwich squad that was to lose to Bournemouth later that day.

Discussions have continued this week and the Championship club have indicated they are open to a deal.

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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.

A deal is not yet agreed but all parties are working towards it and the England Under-21 international could join Cuisance, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Rodrigo Moreno and become another big-money Leeds recruit.

United have other possible alternatives in place after Marcelo Bielsa made it clear he wants another wide attacking option in his squad.

Hopes of luring Daniel James from Man United have met with strong resistance and that is also unlikely to now happen.

Meanwhile, another summer target Ryan Kent has told Steven Gerrard he wants to remain at Rangers after a Leeds bid was knocked back.

In other news, Leeds United have turned their attention to signing wide man Mauricio Pochettino has compared to Lionel Messi.