Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke highly of Swansea City star Daniel James back in January 2019, revealing that negotiations regarding a move for the 21-year-old were going on.

Bielsa told Leeds Live at the time that winger James will be “a significant transfer” for Leeds, but in the end, the transfer collapsed.

The Wales international winger is wanted by the Whites in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Star, and given that the Swans will play in the Championship next season, Bielsa will fancy his chances of landing his January target.

However, Leeds are facing competition from Newcastle United for the 21-year-old, according to latest media reports.

It has been reported by WalesOnline that Premier League club Newcastle have shown an initial interest in the Wales international – who made 28 starts and five substitute appearances in the Championship for the Swans this season, scoring four goals and providing seven assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

It could be tricky for Leeds to land James this summer if they do not clinch promotion to the Premier League via the Championship playoffs.


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