Leeds in talks about permanent deal for Daniel James from Manchester United | Leeds United

Leeds are in advanced talks to transfer Daniel James from Manchester United to a permanent contract, more than two years after they nearly signed him on loan.

Despite the start of the win over Wolves on Sunday, the Wales attacker has been used sparingly at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the imminent 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 have now approached United with the intention of finalizing a transfer for James, with a fee and personal terms being negotiated.

United paid around £15million to sign him from Swansea in 2019 after a proposed loan to move to Leeds collapsed in the January transfer window, and are likely to demand around £20million compensation for James, who has three years left on his contract. Several other Premier League clubs are also believed to have expressed interest in recent weeks.

However, it appears that Diogo Dalot will remain at Old Trafford after Solskjaer decided not to approve his loan deal to Borussia Dortmund. The Portuguese defender is wanted to back up to Aaron Wan-Bissaka after United loaned Brandon Williams to Norwich.

United have also confirmed that a thigh injury sustained in training and likely to sideline him for six weeks prevented Amad Diallo from completing his transfer to Feyenoord. “Amad will remain with United and will rehabilitate back to full fitness,” a statement said.

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