Daniel James has been deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester United amid interest from Leeds United, according to the Daily Star.
On Saturday, the 22-year-old was completely left out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad today (Saturday) as Man United played against Brighton at the AMEX.
It is understood that the Red Devils are set to make a decision on James’ future in the coming days and they will contact Leeds to know what they have decided.
The Daily Star claims that Leeds are yet to make an approach to Man United as Marcelo Bielsa eyes a player he came close to landing in January 2019 when he was still at Swansea.
Solskjaer’s decision to totally axe James from his matchday squad against Brighton is an interesting one.
The former Swansea attacker started against Crystal Palace last week before being substituted off at half-time.
He was also an unused substitute in the Carabao Cup win over Luton earlier this week.
Mason Greenwood is clearly ahead of him in the Man United manager’s pecking order and widespread reports linking Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford also suggest that James’ spot at the club isn’t guaranteed.
Leeds should look to capitalise on that if they can because Bielsa is clearly a massive fan of James after making efforts to sign him in the two transfer windows last year before he eventually headed to Old Trafford for £15million.
Bielsa is widely reported to want another winger before the transfer window closes and a player with experience in the Premier League and at international level could be a solid addition to a squad of players that has been lacking that.
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