Swansea Chairman Hints At Daniel James’ Manchester United Switch

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Swansea chairman Trevor Birch has hinted at Daniel James’ departure from the club.

James has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United, and he is expected to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at the Old Trafford outfit.

The Mancunians reportedly agreed a deal with the player last week itself, but the transfer got stalled after the youngster’s father tragically passed away.

James was, therefore, given time to grieve. But now, according to M.E.N., the move will be officially completed soon, for a fee of £15 million, which could potentially rise up to £20 million due to add-ons.

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Now, Swansea chairman Trevor Birch has also all but confirmed the 21-year-old winger’s exit from the Welsh outfit.

When asked by WalesOnline how many players he expects to sell this summer, Birch stated: “I can’t see there being many. If the Dan James thing happens then there might possibly be one or two, I don’t know. But I can’t see a fire sale of players.

“If someone comes in with an offer that is sensible and proper player trading then you would have to think about that. But you can’t give players away. You’ve got to get the right value for them.

“We aren’t in a position, and I am pretty well versed in financial positions and football clubs, where we have to sell a player or it is ‘Good Night Vienna’. We can hold out for the right prices.”