United have been on the lookout for potential attacking reinforcements in the summer transfer window and have identified the youngster in a bid to strengthen the core of the squad.
United have been linked with a £15m move for the Welsh winger and are looking extremely confident of securing a deal. Jose Mourinho brought in an unknown Diogo Dalot from Porto in the last summer and it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is repeating his transfer philosophy.
United had an underwhelming season as they finished in the sixth position and also failed to grind out much from the Champions League campaign this time. James was on the verge of joining Leeds United in January and even passed a medical with the club.
But the Wales club backed out from the deal at the last moment and the winger went on to stay at the Liberty Stadium. United are pressing to conclude the deal as soon as possible and an announcement is imminent it seems.