Man United have rejected a chance to sign Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema due to his wages, but an opportunity to land Wilson has presented himself, with Newcastle ready to sell him for just £18 million next week.
The Magpies need to stay in line with Premier League profit and sustainability rules having splashed the cash since their 2021 takeover, and the 31-year-old has emerged as a sellable asset.
However, Man United are not the only clubs interested in a deal, with Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid also keeping tabs on the situation.
The Red Devils are in dire need of attacking reinforcements given their overall struggles in front of goal this term.
While the Newcastle star will only be a short-term solution if signed, he brings much-needed experience and quality to the table.
Hojlund could learn a lot from someone with 86 Premier League goals in 215 appearances.
Wilson has scored 46 goals in 102 games for Newcastle and could help Man United finish in the top six this term.
The England international is a brilliant finisher and has been consistent in front of goal during the nine seasons he has spent in the English top flight.
Man United are open to loan deals this month, but they can still find a way to squeeze in £18m into their transfer budget as long as it gets them Wilson.
It is an opportunity they cannot afford to miss out on, and it will be intriguing to see whether they will grab it with both hands.
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