Report: Manchester United want to keep Dan James, amid reports of Leeds interest
Manchester United have handed Leeds a blow in their pursuit of Dan James, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly keen on keeping the winger.
Leeds have held a long-standing interest in James. It goes back to a few transfer windows back, when James saw a move to Elland Road from Swansea collapse at the final hurdle.
Since then, he’s moved to Manchester United and done ok at times. But Leeds are still keen, with the Red Devils apparently valuing their man at around £25m.
However, the Sun has now claimed that United want to keep hold of James, despite the arrival of Jadon Sancho.
Leeds were hoping that the England man’s big-money move would help push James out the door. But Solskjaer – who signed a new deal this weekend – is said to want the Welshman around for longer.
The Whites are looking at bringing in fresh blood in attacking areas, particularly out wide. James, it seems, fits the bill for Bielsa and his style of play.
Not dead in the water yet
While United might want to keep James, Leeds should keep at this one over the next few weeks. You never know in with Manchester United, and a loan deal for James could still happen.
He’ll want regular football and Leeds are a club he obviously likes.
He’s a better player than when Leeds initially wanted him as well. The £25m fee might be a bit steep, but a loan would be ideal.
One to keep an eye on, this.
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