By Craig Scott

26th Sep, 2020 | 1:45pm

Leeds want Yorkshire-born PL player on loan, feel he'd be keen on Elland Rd switch - report

Leeds United feel that Manchester United attacker Daniel James would be interested in a loan move to Elland Road, according to Mirror journalist David Anderson.

Writing via the Mirror’s live transfer blog on Friday [05:41pm], Anderson reported that Leeds want to sign the 22-year-old Wales international on a temporary basis after missing out on the chance to sign him from Swansea in January 2019.

Man United signed James for £15million last summer but he’s struggled to win over supporters and has dropped down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer did start James against Crystal Palace last weekend but substituted him off at half-time to replace him with Mason Greenwood.

Marcelo Bielsa has now reportedly set his sights on Yorkshire-born James after pursuits of Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent hit dead-ends.

Leeds only have one loanee in their squad at the moment so they will be able to land James on a temporary basis if they can agree a deal with Man United.

We would imagine that the Red Devils would want a loan fee for the Welsh international but with Leeds still being linked with big-money players, we’re sure they can afford it.

James should be interested in joining Leeds.

He’s already seen first-hand how much the Whites are interested in signing him when he almost joined them from Swansea last January.

The fact that Bielsa is still pursuing him shows just how much he wants him and you’d imagine he would be a potential starter at Elland Road.

Jack Harrison and Helder Costa have started the season well so James would have a lot of competition to get game-time.

However, you would imagine that someone with James’ ability would have no issues with that and should turn himself into a regular starter after adapting to life under Bielsa.

After spending a season on loan in West Yorkshire, the Beverley-born ace might even want a permanent move.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has blasted Leeds.