Marcelo Bielsa wants the Leeds board to complete the Manchester United signing he sought two years ago.
Manchester United is said to be open to receiving offers for Dan James, with Leeds still interested in the winger.
Before the transfer window closes, Marcelo Bielsa is said to want the Leeds United board to approve a move for Manchester United winger Dan James.
Leeds United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to be open to offers for the Wales winger, who was on the verge of signing from Swansea City two years ago.
Since joining United in the summer of 2019, James has struggled to establish himself in Solskjaer’s first team.
The 23-year-old has started two of United’s three Premier League games thus far, but was substituted in the second half of Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Wolves by Anthony Martial.
Following the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, the fight for positions in United’s attack has heated up.
Leeds are reportedly considering a move for long-term target James, who had a medical with the Elland Road club in January 2019 but the deal fell through on deadline day.
According to The Athletic, United will evaluate any bids for James as the transfer deadline approaches on Tuesday.
Leeds are reportedly open to a loan or perhaps a permanent deal for the winger, who is valued at roughly £20 million by United.
Leeds have only spent large this summer when they signed left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona for £13 million, therefore funds are reported to be available to sign the Welsh international.
When asked about moves following Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, Bielsa suggested that more additions were unlikely.
The Argentine boss, though, remains a fan of James and hopes to sign him before the transfer window closes.
Since joining United in the summer of 2019, James has put his faith in himself to earn a spot in the club.
Following the additions of Ronaldo and Sancho, Bielsa will hope the player sees the value in a move to another Premier League club, with Marcus Rashford also likely to return later in the autumn following shoulder surgery.
However, James would have to consider whether joining a club whose supporters have a bitter rivalry with the Old Trafford faithful is the appropriate move.
James has a history of being related to other people. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”