Leeds United are reportedly stepping up their interest in recruiting reinforcements for the remainder of the season.
The club are said to be in negotiations to take Daniel James from Championship side Swansea City.
The recently relegated side have found adapting to the Championship a lot harder than expected and are currently languishing in 13th place and may look to allow several players to leave in order to afford a rebuild next summer.
James, a 21-year old midfielder is apparently a major target for the Whites as they look to replace both Samuel Saiz and Lewis Baker.
Predominantly a left sided winger, the young Welshman can also play on the right but could see a move into the central midfield materialise with Marcelo Bielsa having the ability to mould players to suit his system.
Featuring in 16 games this year for the Swans, James has scored one goal and provided four assists during his time at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea do not seem too concerned about allowing James to leave but will only sanction a move should Leeds reach their current asking price, rumoured to be around £5million.
However, Leeds feel like they may be able to negotiate a smaller fee with James only having 18 months remaining on his current deal.
This may not be the only deal between both clubs during this window, with out of favour winger Jefferson Montero previously linked with a move to Elland Road.
Although the Ecuadorean midfielder has seen game time, it’s been well documented that he is surplus to requirements in South Wales.
Could these two signings give the squad a new needed energy or are there better options available? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham