Dan James is set to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window after falling down the pecking order.
Leeds United and Dan James
The whites were the favorites to land the Wales international from reports all summer showing thier interest in him. the actually seem to have a small history among them. they first almost got his signature before he joined Swansea City. at the moment Leeds are paying attention is their New Year kick off 2021 with a trip down to the Tottenham Stadium to take on a Spurs side that have gone four Premier League matches without a win.
Leeds arrive in the capital on the back of consecutive wins, having dispatched Burnley and West Bromwich Albion over the festive period, with the 5-0 victory at The Hawthorns showcasing Bielsa’s side at their freewheeling best.
Bielsa will be going toe-to-toe with another managerial heavyweight in Mourinho, but he is not expecting many ‘tactical mysteries’ from the clash.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plans on bolstering his defence in the transfer market.
The Norweigan is desperate to sign a centre-back, while Norwich ace Max Aarons is also high on the wish list.
But to bring players in, the Red Devils must be prepared to let some depart with their squad already bulging.
And James appears to be one of the first in line to head for the exit door after seeing his first-team chances drop.
Last season, the Welshman made 33 Premier League appearances but this term he has managed just five.
Solskjaer’s preferred options are Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford out wide with Anthony Martial up front and Bruno Fernandes behind.
Amad Diallo Joining United
Amad Diallo is joining United squad in January after a transfer was agreed in the summer with Atalanta.
The Ivorian will further push James down the pecking order and a temporary move away is on the cards. The 18-year-old Ivorian right-winger has been on the radar of United scouts since 2016, when he was spotted playing at Under-15 level, and the club have been tracking his progress since. Diallo scored on his Serie A debut in the first of three first-team appearances last season, after rising through the youth ranks at Atalanta.
According to Todofichajes, West Brom are heading the list to snap the 23-year-old up on a loan deal until the end of the season.
That will come as a major blow to Leeds United, who were preparing a bid of their own.
The Whites came close to land the ex-Swansea star in the summer, Confident that a deal could be revisited in January.
However, Sam Allardyce could end up having the last laugh as the club look to back him in the transfer window.
After sacking Slaven Bilic, the Baggies are desperate to stay in the Premier League but are scouring the bargain bucket to bring players in.
James is set to be one of those, Todofichajes report, with a loan relatively cheap and suiting all parties.