James Wilson
Manchester United forward James Wilson could be allowed to leave on loan after failing to make the first-team squad this season Getty

Manchester United forward James Wilson is a loan target for Championship side Derby County after the Red Devils made it known they will be willing to let him leave the club on a temporary basis this summer. The England U21 international was a target for Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion during the summer transfer window, but was not allowed to leave due to shortage of forwards in Louis van Gaal's squad at the time.

According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils, who are now willing to let him go on loan following the arrival of Anthony Martial from AS Monaco, have received over 20 offers from clubs in the Championship and Premier League. Wilson is open to a temporary move after struggling to get regular game time under the Dutchman.

The 19-year-old forward, who broke into the first team under caretaker manager Ryan Giggs at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, struggled to make the team last season, and has failed to feature in the matchday squad for any of United's games this campaign. Van Gaal plans to use Marouane Fellaini in a more advanced role this season, and with Wayne Rooney, Martial and Memphis Depay ahead of Wilson in the pecking order, it is unlikely he will be afforded the time needed to continue his development with the Old Trafford club.

The report claims the 20-time English champions realise the need for the young forward to get regular game time and are willing to send him on loan with a call-back option. Derby are said to be leading the race for his signature, but are likely to face competition from plenty of Championship clubs, for the striker, who scored on debut for the England U21 side against the United States U23 side.