Daniel James, Marcelo Bielsa’s number one January target, has entered contract negotiations with Swansea as the Welsh outfit plan to extend his stay, Graham Potter has confirmed.
The Swans boss has been quoted by Wales Online stating that the future star, along with Leroy Fer and Mike van der Hoorn, have all begun discussing the potential of prolonging their stays at the Liberty Stadium.
For Swansea, the most urgent deals to sort will be van der Hoorn and Fer’s as the pair’s contracts are set to expire in the summer and thus could leave on a free despite being key members of Potter’s side.
James, meanwhile, would still have a year running on his current agreement but Leeds’ unsuccessful efforts to sign Bielsa’s top target in January will add a greater sense of urgency to improve their negotiating position if the Whites re-start their race in the summer.
During Potter’s pre-Millwall press conference, and per quotes by Wales Online, the Swansea boss noted: “I personally touched on that [new contract] yesterday with Leroy. The club are speaking with Mike as well and chatted with Dan.
“I like them as players and as people. There’s a bigger picture as well, but for me we’ve started those conversations.”