Manchester United: Daniel James is ‘close to a permanent move to Leeds’

Daniel James is ‘close to a permanent move to Leeds’ with the Manchester United winger falling in the pecking order following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho

Leeds United are reportedly in advanced talks with bitter rivals Manchester United over a permanent contract for Daniel James.

The Wales winger almost moved from Swansea to Elland Road two years ago before the deal collapsed late.

But with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo limiting James’ minutes even further, the Guardian report that Marcelo Bielsa’s side is getting closer to a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old has been used sparingly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and along with Ronaldo’s return, the £73million transfer for Jadon Sancho pushes him up the pecking order.

James started out on Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves, but now looks close to an exit from Old Trafford, as negotiations are reportedly underway to finalize a fee, as well as personal terms on a Yorkshire deal.

He has three years left on his Manchester deal and they are expected to demand a fee in the region of £20million.

More to follow.