Saints could make James move

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Southampton have reportedly entered the race to sign highly-rated Swansea winger Daniel James this summer.

Southampton have reportedly entered the race to sign highly-rated Swansea winger Daniel James this summer.

Wales international James has been attracting interest following some eye-catching displays for both club and country this term, with perhaps his best performance to date coming in Swansea’s 3-1 victory over Stoke in the Championship on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old scored the opener in that match, played a major role in the second and also drew fouls from Bruno Martins Indi and Tom Edwards, which led to both players getting sent-off.

James did come close to joining Leeds during the January transfer window, only for Swansea to pull the plug on that move at the 11th hour, although the Championship promotion hopefuls are said to remain interested, while Premier League giants Manchester City are also now believed to be coveting the wideman.

However, Southampton appear to have also entered the race to bring in James, with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said to have earmarked the youngster as one of his primary summer targets.

James will soon be entering the final year of his contract with Swansea, although if the Saints are to get their man, they are still likely to have to pay a substantial fee.

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