EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United and Manchester United are in talks to cancel Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s season-long loan deal early, Football Insider sources understand.
Borthwick-Jackson joined Leeds in August on a season-long loan deal, but the defender has struggled to make an impact at Elland Road.
A well placed source has told Football Insider that Leeds and United are close to reaching an agreement for the left-back to return to his parent club during the January window.
With his opportunties looking limited under Thomas Christiansen both parties are open to the idea of cancelling the loan early as soon as the transfer window reopens in 10 days.
Should the loan be cancelled United would consider sending Borthwick-Jackson out on loan again, while his departure would free up space in the Leeds squad to bring in a new loan signing next month.
The 20-year-old has made just one start in the Championship for Leeds with his four other appearances all coming in the EFL Cup.
Left-back has been a problematic position for Leeds this season, but it appears Borthwick Jackson does not figure in Whites boss Christiansen’s plans.
Borthwick-Jackson rose to prominence in the 2015/16 season when he made 14 appearances under former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
He spent last season on loan at Wolves, but he endured a frustrating time at Molineux making just seven appearances for the club.
In other Leeds United transfer news, Football Insider can exclusively reveal the club have opened talks with another Premier League giants about a big-name signing.