Man United close to completing first summer signing – report

Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Daniel James from Swansea City in the summer, according to a reprot

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal to make Swansea City midfielder Daniel James their first signing of the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.

The Evening Standard is reporting that the Red Devils are working hard to finalise a deal for the Wales international before the summer transfer window officially opens next month.

The same article states that Manchester United and Swansea City are still to agree on a fee for the 21-year-old, who is thought to be valued at around £10m by the Premier League side.

According to the same story, Swansea are looking to secure a transfer fee in the region of £20m for the promising Welsh midfielder.

The report goes on to add that AS Monaco’s apparent interest in James has forced Manchester United to stop playing hardball over the fee to ensure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t miss out on the promising midfielder.

The Swansea midfielder netted five times in 38 games in all competitions last season, although he was unable to help secure their promotion to the top flight.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a spot in the Champions League next term.

The Red Devils failed to win silverware for the second successive season.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Martin Odegaard
Jurgen Klopp reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans after flying start
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Alexander-Arnold vs James
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Reece James – What Do The Stats Say?
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Martin Odegaard
Jurgen Klopp reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans after flying start
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Alexander-Arnold vs James
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Reece James – What Do The Stats Say?
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature