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United to unveil £18m James as Solskjaer begins United overhaul

 

By Nick Purewal

Manchester United will unveil Swansea winger Daniel James as their first signing of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era next week.

United have confirmed a deal has been agreed "in principle" with both Swansea and the 21-year-old Wales international.

United will pay Swansea £18m, including add-ons, for the Wales international, with the move expected to be formally completed on Tuesday.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea and Daniel James for his transfer to the club," a statement on the Premier League side's official website read.

"Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex. Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week."

Swansea also announced on their official website that all parties had reached agreement, adding: "The transfer is expected to be completed when Fifa's international transfer window opens from June 11."

James interrupted his preparations with Wales for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary to undergo a medical at United's Carrington training ground on Thursday.

A host of Premier League clubs had been linked with James.

His arrival at Old Trafford is expected to be the first of several this summer as Solskjaer overhauls his squad.

Antonio Valencia's expected departure was confirmed by the club yesterday, as was Ander Herrera's, the midfielder choosing to turn down a new deal last month.

United have, though, offered Juan Mata a new contract.

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