Report: Wolves eye Manchester United’s James Wilson as priority loan target

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Wolves want to complete a deal for the Manchester United striker.

According to the Express and Star, James Wilson has been targeted by Kenny Jackett, as he looks to add another striker to his ranks when the loan window opens this week.

The Football League loan window opens on Wednesday, allowing Football League sides the chance to further improve their squads by completing short-term deals.

A number of players sent on loan are often from Premier League sides, and having lost Nouha Dicko to a season-long injury, Jackett has prioritised the signing of another striker.

It is stated that Wilson has moved to the top of Jackett’s shopping list due to Dicko’s injury, with only two forwards now left in the Wolves first-team squad.

There are no indications as to whether United will sanction the loan departure of Wilson, but Wolves believe the Red Devils are willing to send him away from Old Trafford on a temporary deal.

United can only call upon two forwards this season if they are to lose Wilson, with Wayne Rooney still yet to score in the Premier League this season, and Anthony Martial young and unproven in England.

It was expected that the failure to sign another forward would see Louis van Gaal keep Wilson in his first-team set-up, but the head coach could believe that Wilson would be better spent playing consistent football away from the club on a temporary basis.

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