DANIEL JAMES' £30million transfer from Manchester United to Leeds is 'completely done', according to reports.
The Wales international is said to have passed his Elland Road medical and the club-record transfer will be officially confirmed later today.
Winger James is said to have completed his medical already.
The 23-year-old has started two of the Red Devils’ three games this season – including Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolves where he was United's best player in the first-half.
But the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo mean his first-team options will be restricted and his time at United is up.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is a long-term James admirer — and almost signed him before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He moved to Old Trafford from Swansea in June 2019 in a deal worth £18m.
A £10m transfer to Elland Road in January that year collapsed at the last minute — with pictures even emerging of him wearing a Leeds shirt.
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The Welshman is a popular player in Solskjaer’s camp but just seems short of what is needed to be a star at the Theatre of Dreams.
And following the signings of Sancho and Ronaldo, boss Ole is blessed with numerous options in attacking areas.
Marcus Rashford is recovering from shoulder surgery but Sunday’s match-winner Mason Greenwood can play anywhere across the front-line plus striker Edinson Cavani.
And Jesse Lingard, wanted back on loan by West Ham, is willing to stay and fight for his place.
Boss Solskjaer is confident he can capitalise on Ronaldo’s return by finally getting Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes on new deals.
Both Pogba and Fernandes were waiting to see what the club did in the transfer market this summer before deciding on their futures.
Pogba, 28, just has a year left on his deal while Fernandes, 26, has four but his performances have demanded improved terms with his £100,000-a-week wages set to treble if he agrees to extend.
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Both have been thrilled by the summer of transfer activity at United which has seen them land Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m Raphael Varane from real Madrid for £43m and now Ronaldo.
There is a real belief around the dressing room about the future and that is shared by World Cup winner Pogba.
Negotiations are still ongoing with the player who has told team-mates there are just a few things to sort out before it is done.
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