The Evening Standard have claimed that Tottenham target Dan James is expected to leave Leeds United before the transfer window shuts this evening but a move to Antonio Conte’s side is said to be ‘unlikely’ for the winger.
Fabrizio Romano revealed on Wednesday that Spurs had reopened negotiations with Leeds over a potential late deal for James. The journalist explained that the North London club were trying to sign the 24-year-old on a loan deal with an option to buy.
The Evening Standard have now backed up that claim, insisting that Spurs have held talks with Leeds over James, with the Lilywhites said to be eyeing the former Manchester United man as a potential replacement for Bryan Gil.
However, the report states that Spurs are not the front-runners to sign the Wales international.
It is asserted that James is not a major part of Jesse Marsch’s plans but the Elland Road hierarchy would prefer to sell him permanently rather than loaning him out.
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Only a loan deal for James would have made sense for Spurs, given that the club were probably after a temporary stop-gap to replace Bryan Gil.
So, I am not surprised that Tottenham have not shown interest in a permanent deal for the Leeds winger. It now looks like Gil is going to stay put at the club, which is an outcome I am quite happy with.
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