United are believed to have been considering a move for the Liverpool forward in a bid to prevent the youngster joining recently-promoted side Aston Villa, with Toon chiefs pondering a permanent or temporary deal for the 11-cap Wales international.
Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to part ways with the 22-year-old, however, as the Reds boss feels it is too late in the window for the forward to secure a beneficial loan move and is opposed to sanctioning a full-time exit.
But Dortmund are willing to test their former head coach’s resolve with an opening offer, having expressed their interest in striking a deal after Liverpool slapped a £25million asking price on Wilson to ward off Premier League, Championship and European interest.
While Klopp is reluctant to parting ways with the forward, Wilson is allegedly planning on forcing his way out of Anfield before the August 8 deadline as he fears there will be a lack of first-team football on offer to him next season.
The 5 ft 6 right-winger had been given frequent outings during the Reds pre-season in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but the Champions League winning forwards are due back in the starting XI for the start of the Premier League season.
A move to Germany and Champions League football is not something that Wilson shuns either, as the path from England to the Bundesliga has shown to be very beneficial for young British talents in recent years.
If Newcastle chiefs are indeed interested in Wilson’s potential after an 18-goal campaign while on loan with Derby County last season, they may need to hurry to Merseyside to hold talks with Liverpool.
Doing so would be going against the will of parts of the fanbase, however, as the club’s alleged interest split the St James’ Park faithful online with Wilson proving a hugely divisive target.