Leeds United open to Dan James departure; Tottenham in talks

Leeds United have not ruled out letting Dan James go this transfer window amid interest from Tottenham.

Spurs remain in the market for a right wing-back and would ideally like another forward, if not a player comfortable in either role. They have heavily pursued Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo this window for these reasons.

James is on their shortlist and they have held talks with Leeds over a late move for the Wales international, with the West Yorkshire club open to letting him leave.

Speaking on James’ future after Tuesday’s draw with Everton, manager Jesse Marsch said: “I like Dan and I think he has been a big part of what we have done here before I came and since I have been here.

“I don’t anticipate big movement in the group, but we have to see what happens in the next 24 hours.”

Should James leave Elland Road, then Leeds could reignite their long-term interest in Wolves winger Adama Traore, who is also a target for Spurs in the same role as the Welshman.

Tottenham have brought in six players so far this window and have also made Cristian Romero’s loan move from Atalanta permanent, but they are still looking for reinforcements prior to Thursday’s transfer deadline.