Leeds United are keen on signing Swansea City winger Daniel James, according to reliable Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay.

The Championship leaders are looking to bolster their squad during the transfer window and while boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign a new goalkeeper, he is also open to bringing in outfield players in as well for the Whites.

The Argentine is currently managing without a long list of players who are injured and Leeds have already seen players leave this month.

Gaetano Berardi, Barry Douglas, Eunan O’Kane, Stuart Dallas, Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford are all unavailable, leaving the Whites a little short of numbers.

Samu Saiz left the club earlier this month, heading back to Spain, while Lewis Baker has returned to Chelsea after his loan spell ended.

Responding to a tweet about Leeds reportedly monitoring James, Hay confirmed that the club do have interest in the 21-year-old.

The wingers the Whites have used this season have often proved ineffectual and with so many players out of action, James could add something to the Whites’ squad as he is capable of playing on either flank.

The Wales international has made 16 appearances in the Championship this season, scoring once and setting up four more goals.

Leeds boosted their promotion hopes by beating Derby County 2-0 on Friday night, although Bielsa later admitted sending a club official to spy on the Rams’ training sessions prior to the match.

The Whites are now four points clear of Sheffield United at the top of the table and are next in action when they travel to Stoke City on Saturday.


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