Report: Leeds eye £2.5m Dan James move; also keen on Swansea teammate

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 11, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are reportedly considering a move for two Swansea City wingers this month, with a £2.5 million bid apparently on its way.

Daniel James of Swansea City applauds the fans at the final whistle during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on January 05, 2019 in Birmingham,...

According to a report from Alan Nixon in The Sun on Sunday (13/1; page 59), Leeds are plotting a £2.5 million bid for Dan James this month, while they could also pursue a loan deal for Swansea teammate Jefferson Montero.

James has enjoyed an extremely promising year with the Swans. The 21-year-old has provided three assists in 16 Championship appearances for Graham Potter's side.

 

Meanwhile, Montero is back playing for Swansea for the first time since the 2016/17 campaign. He is yet to start a league game, but has managed to contribute two assists after coming off the bench 11 times so far.

But perhaps there is a chance that they could both be Elland Road-bound before the end of the month. The Sun on Sunday (13/1; page 59) reports that the Whites are eyeing a seven-figure move for James.

The report adds that Marcelo Bielsa would also be interested in a temporary deal for Montero if an agreement could be reached.

(L-R) Bjorn Hamberg, assistant coach for Swansea and Jefferson Montero of Swansea City celebrate their team's win during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Sheffield...

It is interesting that Leeds have their eye on two new wide-men following Bielsa's side's 2-0 win against Derby on Friday night. Jack Clarke and Jack Harrison played vital roles in the win, and Gjanni Alioski arguably put in one of his best displays of the season.

Clarke provided the cross for the first, and it was his ball into the box that led to Alioski setting up Harrison for Leeds' second.

Nevertheless, James - who was born in Yorkshire but was handed his senior debut for Wales last year - would be an extremely exciting addition for the future having shown so much promise at the Liberty Stadium this term.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 11, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Swansea will surely be reluctant to lose him. But if Leeds could get a deal across the line, it would have the potential to be a fantastic piece of business.

And although Montero can seem to be an incredibly frustrating figure at times, he has the talent to be a real wildcard for any side in the second tier and could prove a devastating signing if Bielsa can get the best out of him.

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