Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has revealed Manchester United forward James Wilson is set to stay at Old Trafford despite interest from several clubs.
Jackett inquired about Wilson’s availability after Nouha Dicko was ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury, but was told the England Under-21 international is not available.
“The information is he’s not available,” Jackett 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.”
Although Jackett is still looking for a striker, the Wolves boss has made it clear that Crystal Palace’s Fraizer Campbell is not, and never was, a target.
“I don’t know where that’s come from, it’s not one we’ve pursued or we’re pursuing,” added Jackett.
Wolves (2-1-3) are priced at 4/1 to be the top Midlands club in the Sky Bet Championship in 2015/16.
Tigers not chasing Campbell
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has rubbished reports linking the club with a loan move for out-of-favour Crystal Palace forward Fraizer Campbell.
In 2007/08, Campbell–while at Manchester United–scored 15 goals in 37 appearances while on loan at the KC Stadium.
However, Hull are not looking to bring back the former England youth international, who has yet to feature for Palace this season.
“I don’t know where the Fraizer Campbell link has come from. I think we can put that one to bed,” Bruce told the club’s official website.
“With signing (Adama) Diomande, we’ve got a striker who should be close after the next international break and we’ve also got Greg Luer who can step up. I’m happy with what we’ve got at the minute.”
Campbell, 28, scored four goals in 20 English Premier League appearances for the Eagles last season.
Oldham sign Fulton
Meanwhile, in other news, Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton has joined League One side Oldham Athletic on an emergency loan deal.
The loan deal is subject to international and Premier League clearance, meaning that the 21-year-old is not available to feature against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.