Hull City are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United striker James Wilson on a season-long loan, as Steve Bruce looks to make a quick return to the Premier League after their relegation last season.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Tigers' manager is keen to take the young English forward to KC Stadium to help their promotion push, with the former Red Devils player keeping an eye on the players' progress since his sensational debut against Hull, following his promotion to the first team in May 2014.
Wilson was promoted to the first team by interim manager Ryan Giggs, and he delighted the Old Trafford crowd with two goals on his debut, earning him a permanent spot in the first team under Louis van Gaal.
The Biddulph-born striker made 13 first-team appearances, scoring one goal under the Dutch manager last season, but only four of those were in the second half of the season, which could prompt the club to send the player on loan for the 2015/16 campaign to gain regular first-team experience.
Apart from Hull City, Premier League side Everton have also shown interest in taking the forward on loan, and Louis van Gaal could prefer to see the striker perform in the top-flight rather than in the Championship.
However, the Tigers could offer the forward regular first-team football as the club are reportedly looking to offload current forwards Dame N'Doye, Abel Hernandez and Nikica Jelavić for the right price, according to the Hull Daily Mail, as they look to trim their wage bill.
Bruce, who is a former United star, has a close bond with assistant manager Ryan Giggs, which could play a part in convincing the club to let the 19-year-old striker move to KC Stadium to continue his football development.