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Daniel James update appears to end Leeds’ hopes of sealing deal

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Daniel James was on the verge of joining Leeds United just a couple of months ago, but the winger has now confirmed his representatives are in talks over a new deal with Swansea City and he’s hoping it will be finalised soon.  

Leeds fell at the final hurdle in their quest to sign James in January, with the Whites left furious after Swansea pulled the plug at the eleventh hour of deadline-day.

It remains to be seen whether Leeds go back in for James when the summer comes around, but the 22-year-old is insisting that he has eyes on the Premier League with Swansea and is in talks over extending his current deal.

“I think the negotiations are taking place now,” James told the Telegraph.

“I am just waiting on that, I’m happy with it and am letting my agent and the club deal with it and hopefully it happens soon. 

“I want to get into the Premier League and I’d love to do it with Swansea. There may be a time (when I have to leave) but that’s in the future.”

The Welshman will be going up against Manchester City this weekend in the FA Cup quarter-final, with a place at Wembley in the semis up for grabs if the Swans can overcome the Premier League giants.

Whilst Swansea’s focus moves away from the Championship, Leeds will have eyes on the promotion race, with Sheffield United visiting Elland Road at 12:30 tomorrow.

The Verdict  

The saga takes another big twist…

James was just moments away from joining Leeds in the winter and if he is signing a new deal at Swansea, it seems unlikely that he’s going to end up at Elland Road any time soon.

Of course, things can change, as January showed, but right now, James seems very committed to Swansea.

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