Reports claim Leicester City are eyeing a summer swoop for Manchester United winger Daniel James but much will depend on the Red Devils’ move for Jadon Sancho.
The Foxes have enjoyed another stellar campaign and already have silverware in the trophy cabinet. Youri Tielemans’ superb strike against Chelsea ensured a first FA Cup triumph for the East Midlanders. But the Blues gained revenge in the league just three days later and their top-four hopes are now in the balance.
They sit fifth and need results to go their way and to take care of business against Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League. A draw would be enough if Liverpool lose to Crystal Palace.
The same result could see them move past Chelsea but it is likely the Londoners would need to lose to Aston Villa. It looks set to be an exciting conclusion but then attention will turn to summer recruitment.
Brendan Rodgers has already been linked with a number of players even before the window has opened. James is the latest one, according to Manchester Gazette reporter Paul Swinson.
The report claims Leicester have shown ‘strong interest’ in the 23-year-old winger. James has not had the expected impact at Old Trafford after signing from Swansea City in 2019.
He saw plenty of action during his first campaign, starting 26 times among 33 Premier League appearances. The Wales international chipped in with three goals and has the same number in 2020-2021.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only given him 10 starts and 14 outings in total this term. Rumours have been doing the rounds that he might be allowed to move on and Leeds United were linked last summer.
But it now seems as though the King Power Stadium hierarchy are keen.
Sancho arrival could hasten James exit
Jadon Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund is up in the air with many clubs linked. Reports on Sunday claimed he is open to the idea of moving to the Theatre of Dreams in the off-season.
But there are other clubs in the mix, with Liverpool reportedly holding an interest in the England international. Former United star Gary Neville has tipped Solskjaer’ side to land the 21-year-old.
And should he make a move to the north west, then Leicester’s hopes of snaring James will improve dramatically. A spot in the Champions League will help attract big names.
But Rodgers already has a talented squad at his disposal for the challenges ahead.