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Leeds plot second Dan James transfer raid as they offer Man Utd speedster regular games

LEEDS are planning a second attempt to sign speedy Welsh winger Dan James.

The 22-year-old was unveiled by the Yorkshire giants in January 2019 but his switch from Swansea collapsed on transfer deadline day.

He eventually joined Manchester United for £18million in June last year.

James — who played the first half of last night’s 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace — wants to give it a go at Old Trafford but has dropped down manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.

And James could again be tempted by a move to Leeds, either permanently or on loan.

The Elland Road outfit think they can snatch him from the Red Devils for around £12m plus add-ons.

James would add even more firepower to their exciting attack - which for the second time in a row scored four goals, most recently in a 4-3 win over Fulham after the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool in their season opener.

A loan deal could also work but Leeds know James - whose struggles against Palace showed the need for United to sign Jadon Sancho - could be a big hit and his value might soar after this season.

Coach Marcelo Bielsa has been a long-time admirer of James and wants extra pace and variety in his front line.

Meanwhile, the Argentinian has brought in a surprise rule about his squad and their loan policy.

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Several of the younger Elland Road players have been wanted by other clubs but Bielsa will not let them go until he has cover.

Midfielders Jordan Stevens and Robbie Gotts, both 20, are cleared to leave but only when another player arrives for Bielsa’s demanding training sessions.

The legendary boss must have the full number available for his preparations and will not let himself be caught short as he wants the whole of his squad to follow his precise instructions.

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