Jams Wilson could become Manchester United's first departure of the summer with Jose Mourinho set to send the striker on loan yet again in the upcoming campaign owing to Marcus Rashford's emergence in the second-half of the 2015/16 season. The young English forward spent most of last season on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion and is likely to depart on a season-long loan again this season.

According to the Sun, the Portuguese manager is set to hold talks with Wilson in the coming days about his future with the club and will advise him to find another club to continue his football development. The report claims that a number of clubs in the Premier League and Championship are interested in signing the England U21 international if he becomes available for transfer this summer.

The 20-year-old forward is unlikely to get a look in with the Red Devils first-team in the upcoming season with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney ahead of him in the pecking order for a central striker's role. Moreover, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager is looking to bring in another forward with the club linked with moves for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alvaro Morata in recent weeks.

Midland rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa are said to be the two Championship clubs interested in signing the forward, who scored five goals in 24 outings for the Seagulls last season. Roberto Di Matteo has been tasked by new Villa owner Tony Xia to get back to the English top-flight with the first time of asking and is ready to back the manager with funds to strengthen the team.

James Wilson
James Wilson spent most of last season on loan at Brighton and is likely to be loaned out yet again Getty

Wilson was grateful after spending the second-half of last campaign in the south coast and revealed that moving out of his comfort zone helped him grow on and off the pitch.