Dan James holds Man Utd talks after Leeds launch loan transfer bid

Manchester United winger Daniel James is understood to have held talks with the club amid rumours of a loan switch to Leeds.

James started United’s opening defeat to Crystal Palace, but the Wales international has slipped down the pecking order somewhat at Old Trafford in recent months.

According to Sky Sports, Leeds are keen to offer him regular first team football in the Premier League with a loan deal.

The Whites came extremely close to signing the 22-year-old back in January 2019, but a move fell through at the final hurdle.

And now, James wants to stay and fight for his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, he is believed to have told the club.

Mason Greenwood was preferred on the right-wing against Brighton on Saturday, and Solskjaer is thought to be in the market for another winger before the end of the transfer window.

Jadon Sancho has been linked with a move for months, but that switch appears to have hit the rocks.

Solskjaer doesn’t appear to have fully turned his attention elsewhere yet, and will need to act fast with the window closing on October 6.

However, should the Norwegian land his man, it’s thought that James would be in the firing line to be sold.

Former Leeds midfielder Michael Brown backed the move for Leeds and James.

He told Football Insider: “They almost had him, they had the deal done and they really lost that one, Leeds United.

“I know how much they like him and Dan James will know how much they like him. It would be a good signing for Leeds United.

“I’m not sure Manchester United will let that one happen. Costa and Harrison aren’t doing bad so far, you always want to improve in wider areas and attacking areas. Leeds United are just looking to improve all over the pitch.”

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