Leeds United are interested in taking Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro on loan until the end of the season, as per the Sun.
They report that Marcelo Bielsa has been buoyed by the fact that the wideman has not made an awful lot of starts at Molineux this season.
But the Championship table-toppers also apparently want Swansea’s Daniel James – which is a saga that has rumbled on throughout the window – and are willing to make an offer of £6m which could rise to £10m for the winger.
While that would be a substantial show of faith in Bielsa – and he has rightly earned that trust – a loan swoop for Cavaleiro would represent greater value for money.
Cavaleiro knows exactly what it takes to earn promotion from the Championship – having got out of the second tier with Nuno Santo’s men last season, as part of a swashbuckling style not too dissimilar from the one Bielsa has brought to Elland Road.
The winger hit nine goals and laid on 12 assists in that promotion campaign – proving exactly what he can offer at this level – and while James is an exciting prospect, he has never performed at that level in the Championship.
Leeds may want to spend £10m in a different way if they make it to the big-time, and a swoop for Cavaleiro instead of James would free up that capacity.