It has been reported by the publication today (12:05pm, September 22, 2020) that although Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa ‘remains a huge admirer’ of James, sources close to the winger ‘do not expect a deal of any kind to happen this year’.
The report has added that the Wales international remains part of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for this season.
The Daily Star reported last week that Leeds are ready to make a move for James if United consider him surplus to requirements.
The report has claimed that the West Yorkshire outfit are willing to sign the former Swansea City star on a loan deal with a view to making the move permanent in the summer of 2021.
How Daniel James fared at Manchester United last season
James joined United from Swansea in the summer of 2019 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Star to be worth £15 million.
Solskjaer described the 22-year-old as “an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic” on the Red Devils’ official website in June 2019.
According to WhoScored, James made 26 starts and seven substitute appearances in the Premier League for United last season, scoring three goals and providing six assists in the process.
The winger also made four starts and two substitute appearances in the Europa League for the Red Devils during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring one goal in the process, according to WhoScored.