First Solskjaer signing for Manchester United close despite some delays

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​Manchester United’s deal to sign Daniel James from Swansea has been temporarily put on hold after the sudden and tragic death of the player’s father.

James has been widely tipped to make secure a £20m move to Old Trafford after impressing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Red Devils’ hierarchy with some fine displays in the Championship this season.

The Wales international hasn’t agreed personal terms with United yet, but it’s not expected to be a problem.

Solskjaer is looking to sign James to kickstart the club’s upheaval, as he looks to sign a number of young, exciting talented players.

But, if they want to get the deal over the line, they’ll have to pay Swansea double what Leeds offered just six months ago.

According to Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth “This one we’ve been talking about for a few weeks now, this one looks like it’s moving closer,” Sheth told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast.

“Swansea City to Manchester United, there’s a feeling now it’s a question of when and not if.

“Personal terms not expected to be a problem, remember he almost joined Leeds in the January transfer window. Didn’t happen [for] £8.5m.

“But Manchester United suddenly enter the fray and it looks like the fee is thought to be more around double that, so around £15m.

“Still no agreement between the clubs, but it seems that that one will happen.”

 

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