Sources: Leeds make ‘concrete’ move to sign James as new asking price revealed
Leeds United have registered their interest in a sensational last-gasp deal for Dan James, Football Insider has learned.
The Yorkshire giants are in the market for a wide forward ahead of tomorrow’s deadline and have been alerted to the possibility of landing the Man United star.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club have a “concrete” interest in James, 23, and are open to a loan or permanent deal.
Marcelo Bielsa has long been a huge admirer of the blisteringly-quick winger and has sanctioned another pursuit.
Man United are willing to listen to offers for James after signing Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
A bid of £25million would be enough to seal a deal for the Wales international.
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James came within a whisker of signing for Leeds on transfer deadline day back in January 2019, only for Swansea City to pull the plug on the deal at the last-minute after he had already passed a medical.
Later that year, the winger joined Man United on a five-year deal after a £15million bid was accepted by Swansea.
He has three years left on his contract at Old Trafford.
James contributed five goals and two assists in 26 appearances across all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign.
The speed machine has started two of Man United’s three Premier League fixtures this term but has failed to register a goal contribution.
There is space in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad for a wide man after Ian Poveda joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan deal.
James could become Leeds United’s fifth senior summer signing following permanent deals for Junior Firpo, Kristoffer Klaesson, Lewis Bate and Jack Harrison.