Paper Talk: Leeds ready to hand Man Utd money back for attacker

Date published: Sunday 20th September 2020 8:51 - James Marshment

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Leeds United are firmly in the running to sign a Manchester United attacker who could be deemed surplus to requirements, while Jose Mourinho wants to be reunited with a £30m-rated Red Devils star at Tottenham, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.



Leeds are ready to renew their interest in Daniel James if he is ruled surplus to requirements at Manchester United.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side came within a whisker of signing the Wales winger on transfer deadline day 2019. The deal looked to be done only for Swansea to change their minds at the last minute.

That strategy appeared to pay off when James signed for the Red Devils a few months later for close to double the price.

James made a flying start to Old Trafford with three goals in his first four games.

Since then, however, his form has dried up and he has scored just once since. The young winger has also come in for severe criticism from United’s fanbase with many suggesting the player isn’t good enough.

However, the Daily Star Sunday suggests he could yet end up at Leeds after all.


The paper reckons Marcelo Bielsa’s side could give their rivals their £15m back if they plan to offload him. Leeds’ chances appear to rest on the Red Devils’ prospects of signing a new winger. To that end, Dortmund appear to have taken a tougher stance on Jadon Sancho and could now raise his asking price.

Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Douglas Costa of Juventus and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele have been touted as back-up options. Bournemouth winger David Brooks is another player they’ve looked closely at.

And should any of them arrive, it’s claimed James would be deemed surplus to requirements.

As per the Star, Leeds would be given the green light to sign James on a season’s loan with a view to a permanent £15m deal next summer.




Tottenham want to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard for £30m. (Daily Star Sunday)

Wolves are eyeing an ambitious move for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Sunday Mirror)

Georginio Wijnaldum’s future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star. (Sunday Mirror)

Sergio Romero could be on the way out of Old Trafford – with Valencia pushing to end his stay at Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)



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Ed Woodward’s Manchester United programme notes suggest no more big-money signings will be coming through the door this month. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are reportedly turning their attentions to Watford’s Ismaila Sarr after Liverpool opted against signing the forward. (Sunday Mirror)

Ilkay Gundogan says Manchester City need to be much more consistent this season if they are going to challenge for another Premier League title. (The Observer)

Leeds have asked about Toulouse about a possible deal for France U19 midfielder Manu Kone. (Mail on Sunday)

Victor Osimhen believes that Napoli is the best club for him right now even though he rejected several Premier League clubs this summer ahead of the Serie A move. (Mail on Sunday)



Arsenal’s bid to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar is under threat and Jean-Michel Aulas has warned he will only be sold for £44m. (The Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United are set to launch a last-minute bid for Jadon Sancho. They remain confident Borussia Dortmund will be forced to accept a cut-price fee. (The Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea have finally agreed a £20m deal to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes. (Sunday Telegraph)

Sabri Lamouchi insists he is still the right man for Nottingham Forest despite a winless start to the season. (Sunday Times)


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