Tottenham are expected to sign an attacking player to replace Bryan Gil, with Gennaro Gattuso confirming over the weekend that the North London club will green-light the winger’s loan move to Valencia once they secure a replacement (90 min).
James is thought to be one of the names on Spurs’ radar, with The Daily Mail being the first to report last week that Antonio Conte’s men could make a shock move for the Wales international.
Nixon has now revealed that the North London club have made an official approach to sign the pacy winger on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The journalist explained that Leeds are open to offloading James but would prefer a permanent sale rather than a loan deal.
Nixon adds that Spurs’ intention to sign the winger in a temporary deal could prove a stumbling block between the two clubs.
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If Tottenham are looking to sign James on loan rather than permanently, that could perhaps be a big indication that Conte thinks Gil does have a future at the club.
If Jesse Marsch does not see James as being central to his plans, perhaps a sizable loan fee of around £5m might be enough to convince the Elland Road hierarchy to sanction a temporary move.
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