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Leeds United eye move for Manchester United’s Dan James

As The Whites look to consider their options for a new creative midfielder, Dan James could be available for a low fee.

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Dan James holds-off Adam Forshaw in a match two weeks after his collapsed move to Elland Road.
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Leeds United are considering a move for Man United winger Dan James, with the youngster falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford, while struggling to impress on the pitch.

This comes from Alan Nixon from The Sun before later being backed-up by The Athletic’s Phil Hay.

Having started in The Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Palace, James could become available for around £12m plus add-ons despite Man United signing him for £18m last summer. His current club have been trying to sign Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho for weeks now, as they feel they need a new and improved option on the wing.

Meanwhile, Leeds are targeting a versatile creative midfielder, who can play out-wide as well as in the middle. Rodrigo De Paul is a transfer that Leeds have been negotiating for several weeks now, with the price-tag seemingly still an issue.

Following on from a crazy couple of results for The Whites, it seems clear that Leeds need some extra options, with Adam Forshaw returning to light training this week, while deals for De Paul and Josko Gvardiol are being held-up by certain details. On the contrary, signing James could be a more straightforward transfer for Leeds should their rivals strengthen.