Leeds are seemingly edging closer to striking a deal for Daniel James before the transfer window closes, and they are confident of getting the deal done, with the Whites set to table a £5m bid which will rise to £8m, according to the Football Insider.
It has been previously been reported by The Sun that Leeds had tabled an official bid for the Swansea youngster, who has been impressive for Graham Potter’s side this season.
Surprisingly, James was named in the Swansea starting XI for their game against Birmingham on Tuesday, and would have impressed the Leeds scouts even further, after he scored in a thrilling 3-3 draw on the night.
But with Leeds remaining confident of completing the deal in time, it could put an end to one of the longest running transfer saga’s this season.
It’s been no secret that Marcelo Bielsa is an admirer of the player, but Leeds and Swansea have been some way apart in their valuation for James.
This latest development will be exciting news for Leeds supporters, as they will be hoping that James can be the missing piece in their promotion jigsaw this season.
It remains to be seen as to whether Swansea have accepted Leeds’ offer for James, but it’s likely that this deal will go down to the wire with deadline day edging ever-closer.
This is an exciting development for Leeds.
There would have been fears that the Whites were struggling to get the deal completed in time for the deadline, but with the club remaining confident of getting it done, this is promising.
It’s sure to be an interesting deadline day for Leeds, and this deal will surely have many more twists and turns before it’s completed.