The Daily Star says James is set to leave United in the January transfer window after falling down the pecking order.
Leeds United were the favourites to land the Wales international but it now appears West Brom could snap him up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plans on bolstering his defence in the transfer market.
The Norweigan is desperate to sign a centre-back, while Norwich ace Max Aarons is also high on the wish list.
But to bring players in, the Red Devils must be prepared to let some depart with their squad already bulging.
And James appears to be one of the first in line to head for the exit door after seeing his first-team chances drop.
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