Leeds United are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Dan James as the transfer window closes.
Dan James was on the verge of joining Leeds before joining Manchester United in 2019.
Leeds are apparently closing close on a deal to capture Manchester United’s Dan James after resuming discussions recently. Since a deal fell through two and a half years ago, Leeds has been linked with a move for James.
On deadline day in January 2019, James was infamously at the Elland Road building before Leeds and Swansea failed to reach an agreement as the window closed.
Manchester United swooped in six months later to sign the highly-rated Wales international.
He made an immediate impact at Old Trafford, scoring three goals in his first four league games.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, James was a fixture in the starting lineup, but he quickly slid down the pecking order in 2020.
Last season, he battled for regular minutes, starting just 11 Premier League games, and his long-term future at Old Trafford has been questioned.
As a result, rumors have surfaced linking him with a return to Leeds, where Marcelo Bielsa has expressed interest in the winger.
Solskjaer had already stated that James would be a part of his plans for the upcoming season.
Following reports of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club, United manager Jose Mourinho appeared to change his mind over the weekend.
“We’ve had a few offers for some of our players, and with Cristiano’s arrival, we may have to cut back on some of them.
“At the moment, Dan is a Manchester United player.”
Leeds have reportedly moved forward in their pursuit of James, with Fabrizio Romano saying that conversations are now ‘advanced.’