Bayern Munich boss explains why reported Leeds United target Michaël Cuisance failed to make latest bench

BAYERN Munich boss Hansi Flick says reported Leeds United target Michaël Cuisance failed to make his side's latest bench because of the form of teen star Jamal Musiala.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 5:23 pm

Leeds are reportedly looking to make Bayern's 21-year-old France youth international midfielder Cuisance their latest signing of a busy summer with the Whites reportedly in advanced talks over the Frenchman's potential transfer.

Cuisance, who has made 11 appearances for Bayern, was brought on as a 72nd-minute substitute as his side thumped visiting Schalke in this month's Bundesliga opener and then stayed on the bench for the 2-1 triumph against Sevilla in the one-off European Super Cup tie.

But Cuisance then failed to make Bayern's match-day 20 for Sunday's Bundesliga clash at Hoffenheim which ended in a shock 4-1 defeat as Bayern's 32-match unbeaten run was ended.

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Former Chelsea youngster Musiala, who is just 17, instead featured on the bench in Cuisance's place while Alexander Nübel also took the spot previously occupied by Sven Ulreich.

Flick said: "Musiala was in the squad instead of Cuisance because he did very well recently - I'm very happy with Alex Nübel but today we decided for Ulreich."

Asked on Friday if there would be more additions to his squad before the closure of the summer transfer window, Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa said: "There is likely to be a couple of incorporations into the team.

"But if they don’t come we will adapt."

MISSING: Bayern Munich midfielder and reported Leeds United target Michael Cuisance failed to make his side's match-day 20 for Sunday's shock Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim. Photo by Bernadett Szabo - Pool/Getty Images.

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