Report: Manchester United unsure about loaning James Wilson to Newcastle

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Manchester United could prevent striker James Wilson from joining Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are having second thoughts over letting striker James Wilson join Newcastle United on loan.

Wilson, 19, has come up through the ranks at Old Trafford, and hit the headlines last season by scoring twice on his debut against Hull City.

This season, the forward has hit two goals as he has rarely been used by manager Louis van Gaal, even after the struggles of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, who have had issues with form and fitness respectively this season.

Now, it seems that United are ready to let Wilson leave on loan in order to continue his development away from Old Trafford, with the Daily Mail claiming that has been put up for loan this summer.

They add that Newcastle United have already held discussions with United over taking the teenager to St. James' Park on a season-long loan, but United are now having second thoughts about that deal.

The Magpies have lost seven games in a row and are in turmoil, with interim manager John Carver struggling and owner Mike Ashley under pressure from fans to spend some money this summer.

The chaos on Tyneside has allegedly put United off a deal to let Wilson join Newcastle, and that has allowed their Premier League rivals to enter the race.

The Daily Mail claim that Everton, Stoke City and West Brom are now interested in signing Wilson - and Newcastle fans will be concerned that the drama surrounding the club will damage their reputation in the transfer market this summer.

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