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Leeds eye late swoop for Manchester United’s Dan James

Leeds United have endured a mixed start to the new season but that is unlikely to provoke too much late business from Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta.

The Whites still arguably lack bodies in the middle of the park but it’s a forward who could become their final transfer of the window.

What’s the word?

It wouldn’t be a transfer market without Leeds United being linked to a certain Dan James.

The Welshman has been touted with a move to Elland Road for a considerable period of time now, but with two days left in the window, there is a possibility that he finally makes the move to Yorkshire.

James started Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday but is seemingly available to leave the Red Devils.

Multiple clubs including Leicester and Southampton are interested in securing him on loan, but according to Football Insider, Leeds have ‘concrete’ interest in the winger.

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They have registered their interested in signing him but they will have to put forward £25m in order to prise him away from Old Trafford permanently.

Bielsa will love him

This is an acquisition which has been in the making ever since Leeds were still in the Championship.

Back in the winter of 2019, James very nearly signed for the club and was even pictured at Elland Road holding up a Whites shirt. However, Swansea pulled the plug on a deal and it fell through at the very last moment.

Speaking back then, Bielsa said: “Victor Orta chose James and I accepted the player proposed to me.”

The Argentine concluded: “I agree with the fact this player has the features the team needs and responds to the needs of the team. If he comes it will be a significant transfer.”

That tells you a lot about what the Leeds manager thinks of him.

Although the attacker hasn’t received much football since heading to Old Trafford, he is now more mature and has improved his quality. James has bagged nine goals for the Red Devils since moving from Wales, and if a move to Leeds materialises, he could light up Elland Road.

His pace is incredible and he’s already been described as “explosive” in that department by his teammate Andreas Pereira.

With Raphinha on one side and the 23-year-old on the other flank, it could be a very dangerous attacking unit for Leeds.

The Whites’ depth in offensive areas isn’t exactly brimming with options, so Bielsa would be delighted at getting such a long-term target through the door.

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