The Manchester Evening News says Wilson is trying to clinch a Championship loan move before the end of the month.
Wilson, 22, has not played for United since October 2015 and has no future at United after Jose Mourinho selected teenage strikers Joshua Bohui and Mason Greenwood in his pre-season tour squad. Wilson started in the Under-23s' season opener at Fulham on Friday night and has barely trained with the first-team in the last two years.
Although the transfer window is closed for Championship clubs to make permanent signings they are able to negotiate loan deals until August 31. League One Sunderland have also been linked with Wilson.