Leeds United ‘agree initial £25m fee’ with Manchester United as Daniel James move edges closer

Leeds United’s long-term interest in Manchester United winger Daniel James is set for a conclusion with it being widely reported that the two clubs have come to an agreement over a transfer fee.

James is set to undergo a medical with Leeds tomorrow ahead of a proposed £25 million transfer.

It is believed there are add-ons included in the deal, which would see Leeds pay north of £25 million for the 23-year-old should he trigger certain conditions.

As reported by The Athletic, Leeds have retained their interest in the player since a failed move to bring him to the club in January 2019.

At that time, James was playing for Swansea City in the Championship and had undergone a medical with Leeds ahead of completing an initial loan move.

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However, the Swans failed to return Leeds United’s communications until after the transfer deadline had passed, forcing James to return to the Liberty Stadium.

Subsequently, the Welsh international joined the Whites’ arch-rivals Manchester United in a £15 million move that summer and has represented the club for the past two seasons.

Manchester United’s surprise acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo and the conclusion of their Jadon Sancho pursuit means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a rather bloated attacking roster.

Given the varied Premier League interest in James, the 23-year-old has been made available for transfer, with Leeds United mobilising quickest to lure him to Elland Road.

It is expected James will complete his medical and all necessary tests ahead of an official announcement on deadline day.

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