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Reports have emerged today linking Manchester United, who have long been touted as a potential suitor for the winger, with Fulham wideman Ryan Sessegnon. However, with Sessegnon being a very similar player to James, you wonder whether that could now change.
Will he sign it?
Sky Sports have perhaps offered a little clarity on the situation. The new deal on the table is thought to be long term, though, and will include a more attractive financial package. Football Insider report say the Seagulls are keen to talk to two or three candidates about replacing Chris Hughton.
They say Wilder - who took his club from League One to the Premier League in just three seasons - is among the targets while Brighton could make an official approach to Sheffield United in the next 48 hours.
Boro finished outside the top-six of the Championship and there was growing opposition towards Pulis from fans at The Riverside. His assistant and former Stoke player Jonathan Woodgate is an early frontrunner to take over.
Pulis replaced Garry Monk 18 months ago and Boro was his third appointment since leaving Stoke City in and his ninth in all. Linked with Manchester United, reports of an imminent move for James appear to be wide of the mark, but at the same time he does seem destined to leave the club this summer.
For a younger player like James, he needs to go and learn at a different club.