Leeds set to sign Daniel James for £24m from Manchester United


Leeds are set to sign Daniel James from Manchester United for £24m, more than two years after they almost signed him on loan.

Despite starting the victory against Wolves on Sunday, the Wales forward has been used sparingly at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the impending arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus means the 23-year-old will be even further down the pecking order after United also signed Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund.

Leeds approached United over a deal and it is set to go through shortly given personal terms have already been agreed. James is due to have his medical on Tuesday morning.

United paid around £15m to sign James from Swansea in 2019 after a proposed loan move to join Leeds had collapsed in the January transfer window. Several other Premier League clubs are also believed to have also shown an interest in the player, who had three years remaining on his Old Trafford deal.

Diogo Dalot looks set to stay at Old Trafford, however, after Solskjær decided against sanctioning his loan move to Borussia Dortmund. The Portugal defender is wanted as backup to Aaron Wan-Bissaka after United loaned Brandon Williams to Norwich.

United have also confirmed that a thigh injury sustained in training that is likely to keep him out of action for six weeks prevented Amad Diallo from completing his loan move to Feyenoord. “Amad will remain at United and rehabilitate back to full fitness,” said a statement.

Source: The Guardian