Manchester United are close to agreeing a £15m deal to sign Swansea City winger Daniel James. James, 21, who is contracted at Swansea until 2020, revealed talks over a new deal were taking place in March amid reports that the player’s camp were keen to have a buy-out clause inserted. The winger saw a transfer to Leeds in the January transfer window fall through on deadline day. It is understood that James underwent a medical but the Welsh side pulled the plug on the move just hours before the window shut. James scored his debut international goal for Wales, under the management of United legend Ryan Giggs, during a man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff in March. A number of other Premier League sides are also interested in the Wales international, according to sources.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to comment directly on James in his press conference on Friday, but said he wants to sign young players who can “last here for many years” as Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney did. “Ronaldo was never ready-made, Wayne Rooney was never ready-made,” he said. “Loads of the players that come here and really developed into the top superstars that they have become. “That’s always going to be the model – that we will develop players because I’ve got the best staff, the best environment.”And the best supporters because they love players that excite them, that get them off their seats and we hope to get some of them in.” Photo Credit: Getty