Man Utd blow away rivals as they agree £15m transfer

Matthew Briggs
Daniel James TEAMtalk

Manchester United have blown the opposition away after agreeing a £15million deal with Swansea for Daniel James, claims a report.

The Daily Mail claim “an agreement is now in place between the two clubs” but there is very little other detail than that.

Last week the Mail and Sky Sports reported that United were close to an agreement, but now James, 21, looks like being Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer signing.

There was other interest in the speedy winger, who almost joined Leeds in January, with Everton and Newcastle United interested, as well as Brighton, who have just appointed James’s boss at Swansea Graham Potter.

United though “offered the most attractive transfer fee and wages” for the player, who has caught the eye this term in his breakthrough season with five goals and 10 assists.

Solskjaer was asked about the interest in James ahead of his final press conference of the season and the Norwegian tried to swerve the issue.

“I don’t know how many names have been mentioned since I’ve come in,” Solskjaer said.

“There are players I’ve barely seen that I’ve read we are going to sign. There’s loads of speculation.

“I can’t comment on every single individual.

“Many players, as I’ve said. I don’t like when other managers talk about my players and I wouldn’t talk about others, even if I wasn’t or if I was interested.”

James, who has been capped by Wales this season, was left out of their draw at Blackburn in the final game of the season, likely to avoid any injury ahead of an expected summer move.