As reported by the Wales Online, Swansea star Daniel James is in talks with the club over a new contract, despite coming extremely close to joining Leeds on deadline day.
The Welsh international travelled to Leeds on the final day of the winter transfer window, before the Swans pulled the plug on the deal at the 11th hour after problems arose regarding the £1.5m loan fee.
James will have just 12 months left on his current contract with Graham Potter’s side when the summer rolls around, which will place the Yorkshire outfit in an extremely strong negotiating position if they look to revisit their interest in the 21-year-old – this seems likely given the fact that James was, and is, Marcelo Bielsa’s number one target.
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The 5′ 7″ attacker was reportedly left reeling that a move to the promotion chasers collapsed so late on in the day, but does appear to be happy at Swansea after returning to the club. James said: “It’s been a tough few days with everything that’s gone on.
“But I’m back here now, I’ve trained and I really enjoyed it. I do love it here, the boys have welcomed me back and there were a few laughs and jokes.”
Judging by the aforementioned statement, the chances of James renewing his deal with the Swans seems fairly likely.
However, it is worth noting that the attacking midfielder travelled to Leeds for a reason, and if Bielsa manages to guide his side into the Premier League, the Welshman could possibly want to see them come back in for his signature in the summer.
As a result of that, James could potentially delay any contract agreement until he finds out United’s fate, which, if that does happen, would leave Potter and Swansea in a difficult situation.