Leeds United may yet revive their interest in signing Daniel James and look to do a deal this summer, reports The Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Whites missed out on bringing the Swansea City winger to Elland Road in January despite having been linked with him throughout the transfer window.
James was reportedly very close to signing and The Daily Mirror claimed he even underwent a medical at Leeds.
However, the deal fell through when Swansea decided against the transfer at the last minute and the player will now remain in Wales until at least the end of the season.
While Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa recently commented that he wasn’t too disappointed in missing out, The Post claims the club could well try again in the summer.
By then, they may be in a stronger bargaining position, especially if they have secured promotion to the Premier League, and they will have more time to work out a deal that suits all parties.
The Post reports that the transfer collapsed after the clubs could not agree on the payment terms of a £1.5 million loan fee.
Leeds had agreed to pay £7 million for James if they achieved promotion at the end of the season.
Both the player and the Whites now need to focus their attentions on finishing the season strongly – whichever club he ends up at next season.
Leeds, second in the Championship on goal difference, are next in action against Middlesbrough this Saturday.
Swansea, meanwhile, down in 13th, play Millwall.