Championship target Wilson to stay at Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2015 2:33

James Wilson: Loan move U-turn for the Manchester United striker

James Wilson: Loan move U-turn for the Manchester United striker

James Wilson is likely to stay at Manchester United as opposed to leaving on loan this season, according to Wolves boss Kenny Jackett.

United were thought to be keen to find a temporary suitor for striker Wilson this season, with Louis van Gaal wishing to grant the 19-year-old the first-team experience he would struggle to gain at Old Trafford.

Derby were leading the chase for the England youth international at one point, while Wolves and Jackett had also been credited with a recent interest alongside a list of second-tier – and Premier League – clubs.

Jackett has however revealed that Wolves will not be signing Wilson as cover for the injured Nouha Dicko as United are “keeping him there for the time being”.

“The information is he’s not available,” he said. “They’re keeping him there for the time being.

“There’s been a number of clubs who have enquired about him and at one stage they’d been saying perhaps he could go. The timing of it is always something and if he was available would there be some interest from us? There has been in the past, yes.

“You are always looking to strengthen, you’re always aware of centre forwards if we did get an injury at the moment. But, having said that, both (Rajiv) Van La Parra and young Bright (Enobakhare) have looked very good. I wouldn’t hesitate to give them an opportunity if I thought it was necessary.”

Jackett is still chasing a striker but Crystal Palace forward Fraizer Campbell is not a target.

He added: “I don’t know where that’s come from, it’s not one we’ve pursued or we’re pursuing.”

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