Kenny Jackett's comments on 'unavailable' Manchester United striker James Wilson are bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County

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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County have both been linked with Manchester United's James Wilson.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has suggested in the Express and Star that Manchester United striker James Wilson is unavailable for loan at this moment in time.

The Express and Star had suggested that Wilson was of interest to Wolves, but their enquiries have fallen on deaf ears so far, with United keen to keep the youngster within their first-team squad. 

It is a blow not only for Wolves, who wanted Wilson to increase their attacking threat, but for Derby County, too, as they were reported by the Daily Mail to be in pole position to capture the 19-year-old. 

“He has been a target and we’ve enquired just as much as everybody else," Jackett revealed. “But if he’s not available, he’s not available to us. If that changes we’ll be competing, but at the moment he’s not available.”

Wilson is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in United's squad, but his chances have been limited so far this season.

The England youth international is yet to play for the senior side, as he looks to add to the 17 appearances he made last term. 

With the deadline day addition of Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, Wilson has slipped down the pecking order, but Louis van Gaal appears reluctant to listen to offers at the moment.

It means that Wolves and Derby will have to be patient in their pursuit for the striker, as they both look to earn promotion from the Championship this season. 

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