MANCHESTER UNITED winger Dan James is reportedly close to joining Leeds before deadline day on Tuesday.
Old Trafford bosses are allegedly willing to let the 23-year-old leave on a permanent deal with their Prem rivals set to make their move.
According to the Guardian, Marcelo Bielsa's side are in advanced talks to finally welcome James to Elland Road, over two years since he famously nearly signed for the club.
SunSport exclusively revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at old Trafford paved the way for James to leave the club on loan.
But reports now suggest the Red Devils will allow the Welsh international to leave in a permanent deal.
Despite starting Sunday's 1-0 win against Wolves, first team action is expected to be hard to come by should James stay at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford is set to return to the first team when he recovers from a shoulder injury, and Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival also limits James' opportunities for regular starts in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
The £73million signing of Jadon Sancho will also restrict James' opportunities once the Englishman fully settles at the club.
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James almost joined Leeds from Swansea in January 2019, even being photographed holding a shirt at Elland Road before the move fell through.
He then headed to Manchester United that summer in a £15million deal.
United will reportedly demand around £20m for the 24-cap Welsh international, who still has three years remaining on his Old Trafford deal.
In two years with the Red Devils James has made 74 appearances, scoring on nine occasions and also providing nine assists.
Everton, Brighton, and Crystal Palace have made approaches for James this window but were rebuffed by United.
Leeds have also shown their interest this summer and now Bielsa looks set to finally get his man.
The Whites don't have long to get a deal over the line though, with the transfer window set to close at 11pm on August 31.
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