As per Wales Online, Everton are interested in signing Manchester United’s Daniel James in January.

James started his Old Trafford career on fire but has struggled to replicate that form thereafter.

He finds himself down the pecking order, although a superb strike for Wales against Finland on Wednesday might have caught Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s eye.

We’ve taken a look back at two near misses in terms of trying to land players from the red half of Manchester in recent times.

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In the summer of 2019, United angered Marcos Rojo – as per the Daily Mail.

There was apparently a loan deal in place to bring the Argentine to Goodison, but United changed the parameters at the last minute.

That meant the deal didn’t happen and it was a similar story in the dying throws of this summer’s window.

The Daily Mail reported Sergio Romero thought he was bound for Merseyside, before United demanded a fee which put the deal off the table.

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So there’s not exactly the best history between the two clubs in terms of getting deals over the line.

The MEN reported during October that United have no plans to offload James, as well.

That all adds up to a situation where it would be a surprise if James was a Toffee by February 1st.

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