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Bayern Munich’s Michael Cuisance still in flux; Corentin Tolisso could stay despite outside interest

Could Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance find a new home before the transfer deadline?

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The final hours of the transfer window could get crazy for quite a few players at Bayern Munich, including midfielder Michael Cuisance.

Cuisance has had a star-crossed career with the Bavarians, having never really established himself as a first-team player and earning a somewhat bad reputation for his attitude. In a report from Sky (as captured by Abendzeitung), Genoa and Turin were listed as interested parties for Cuisance:

Will FC Bayern still find a buyer for Michael Cuisance on Deadline Day? According to information from “Sky” there are “a few contacts” with Italy. Accordingly, Genoa FC and Turin FC are interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.

Cuisance was loaned to Olympique Marseille last season, but the Frenchman does not get a chance under the new Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. The record champions therefore want to delete him from the payroll. The midfielder’s contract runs until 2024.

Despite those rumors, Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg reported that Cuisance took part in the squad’s latest training session and might stay:

Cuisance has talent and silky skill, but has not been able to put it all together on the pitch and seems to have annoyed some of the club with his mentality. A move would likely be a good way for the Frenchman to start fresh and get his career back on track. Per French journalist Sébastien Denis, a loan is still very possible:

Real contacts between Torino, Genoa and Bayern Munich for a loan from Michaël Cuisance. For the moment no concrete offer coming from Italy. Bayern are reluctant to let him go on loan. There is a 50% chance that he will go to Italy at the moment.

Barring a shock move, Cuisance’s fellow Frenchman Corentin Tolisso is also expected to stay per Plettenberg despite interest from Juventus and AS Roma (per Bild):

Tolisso is more highly-regarded than Cuisance and still offers his suitors a relatively proven commodity. With him likely staying, though, it means that Bayern Munich will let the player who was once its most expensive transfer ever leave for free next summer.