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Fresh update suggests that Leeds United’s multi-million pound move hangs in the balance



Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United have hit a stumbling block in their attempts to sign Swansea City winger Daniel James, according to reports from Daily Mirror writer David Anderson.

The Whites are finding it hard to pursue the signature of the 21-year old, who scored the opener in Swansea’s 3-3 home draw with Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

Reports from The Sun had claimed that the Whites had made an initial bid of £6million for the player, plus add-ons worth around £4million based on promotion and other achievements to try and tempt the Welsh club into selling.

But reports from Anderson now suggest that the Swans want more money up-front, whereas Leeds want a smaller initial payment and instead want to pay a “significant chunk in add-ons”.

Anderson also claims, that whilst the winger may be Marcelo Bielsa’s number one target this window, the Yorkshire club are prepared to walk away from the deal should Swansea fail to compromise and agree terms with the Whites.

Leeds have endured a relatively quiet transfer window thus far, with Kiko Casilla and Mateusz Bogusz the only players to arrive at Elland Road this month – Bielsa’s men currently sit at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table ahead of a crucial clash with Norwich City this weekend.

The Verdict

This will be worrying for Leeds.

Swansea seems to be standing their ground, and are very reluctant to let James leave, and quite rightly so.

I still think £10million is a risk from a Leeds perspective – James has only really burst onto the scene this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how this saga pans out in the end.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Fresh update suggests that Leeds United’s multi-million pound move hangs in the balance

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