Leeds in talks over permanent deal for Manchester United’s Daniel James

Leeds are in advanced talks over a move for Daniel James from Manchester United on a permanent deal more than two years after they almost signed him on loan.

Despite starting the victory over 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 have now approached United with a view to completing a transfer for James, with negotiations understood to be taking place over a fee and personal terms.

Having paid around £15m to sign him from Swansea in 2019 after a proposed loan move to join Leeds had collapsed in the January transfer window, United are likely to demand a fee of around £20m for James, who has another three years left on his contract. Several other Premier League clubs are also believed to have also shown an interest in recent weeks.

Diogo Dalot looks set to stay at Old Trafford, しかしながら, 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.