West Brom and Hull City are vying for the signature of James Wilson with Manchester United only looking for a loan deal initially.
The Baggies are in the market for a pacy striker with Saido Berahino likely to leave the club this summer, although Albion have not agreed a fee with anyone yet.
Wilson has seen his career stall at Old Trafford and was loaned out to Brighton last season where he scored three goals as they narrowly missed out on automatic promotion.
The 20-year-old played in United’s first pre-season match against Wigan on Saturday but was subsequently left out of Jose Mourinho’s 25-man tour squad that flew out to China on Tuesday.
Fulham were thought to be one of the first clubs to make a move for the England Under-19 international but they want a permanent deal and the Daily Mail claim United are only interested in a loan.
Hull City, managed by ex-Old Trafford favourite Steve Bruce, are said to be keen but so are Albion – with Wilson’s former teammates Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher looking to welcome him to the Hawthorns.