Leeds United are racing to conclude a late transfer deal for Swansea City winger Dan James, with the potential for the Whites to add the attacking star hanging in the balance, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay.
The Elland Road outfit have been linked with the 21-year-old wideman over the last few weeks, as the Championship leaders look to bolster their promotion push with new recruits.
Leeds have already added goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid and the possible arrival of James before the transfer window closes would be a big boost for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Hay has stated that the Swansea star is keen on a move to the Yorkshire side but the financial make-up of the deal could decide whether it is completed in time.
Leeds have fielded young stars Jack Harrison and Jack Clarke in their starting XI in recent weeks, but having James as another option would be a welcome situation for Bielsa.
The report suggests that the Swansea man is the only potential arrival at Elland Road on deadline day and that the Whites are not working on any other deals for possible arrivals.
Leeds have played an enterprising brand of attacking football under Bielsa this season and there is no doubt that James would fit into their style of play.
However, given that Swansea are reluctant to let their winger leave to join a Championship rival, it remains to be seen whether the Elland Road outfit can conclude a transfer or the 21-year-old will be forced to stay at the Liberty Stadium.