Manchester United are keeping tabs on Fulham striker Moussa Dembele ahead of a possible bid in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports News.
Dembele joined Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 and has flourished this season, scoring eight goals for the Championship side.
The 19-year-old, who has represented France at five age group levels, was thought to be close to signing a new contract at Craven Cottage.
However, Man United have registered their interest and will consider making a move for the forward in January.
Van Gaal allowed Wilson, who is highly rated by supporters, to join Brighton on loan rather than giving him experience in the first-team.
Signing Dembele may be seen as a sideways move as a result. However, United’s problems up top have been well documented over the course of the campaign and van Gaal will be keen to bolster his attacking options.