Report: 20 clubs chase signature of striker James Wilson, Derby County to win race, one condition

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Derby County are expected to win the race to sign James Wilson of Manchester United.

Derby County are at the front of the line to secure James Wilson on loan from Manchester United.

The Mail report the Rams are set to win the race for the striker, despite being one of 20 clubs to enquire for the striker.

Wilson netted a winner for England's under-21 side last week against USA's under-23s.

He is highly regarded at Manchester United, who are themselves light on forwards. They have also recently let Javier Hernandez leave, and sent Adnan Januzaj out on loan, only to spend big on Anthony Martial.

Wilson, from a selfish perspective for United, would be useful insurance in case of injuries, but from a long term perspective - it is best for the player to go out and play regularly.

The BBC report United have indeed decided to let Wilson go out on loan but stop short of saying a deal with Derby is done, simply adding they have been most heavily linked.

Their report does though state that any transfer deal will only be done on one condition - that a contract includes a release clause which allows Manchester United to recall him at any moment.

If this is the case then this could be a deal which works for all parties, with Derby still searching for a win after five games of the season, Wilson could find himself in line for a prominent role for the Rams.

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