By Amir Mir

Wolves’ bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on a week’s loan has been rejected by Jose Mourinho, according to a reliable journalist.

Telegraph reporter John Percy, who is a reliable source of Midlands football news, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the United manager is unhappy about the treatment and lack of playing time for their on-loan defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Left-back Borthwick Jackson, who moved to Molineux in the summer from Old Trafford, has played seven games in all competitions for the Championship side this term.

He last featured in November under former boss Walter Zenga, but he has not played a game for Paul Lambert since his appointment and now seems certain to return to his parent club next month.

As a result the Premier League side have rejected the Midlands side chances of signing the shot stopper after they made a move to sign Johnstone on emergency loan last Friday.

Regular keepers Andy Lonergan and Carl Ikeme are out injured, which prompted Lambert’s side to make a move for the former Preston player.

Instead, Percy claims that the 23-year-old will join Steve Bruce at Aston Villa in January, with both clubs in advanced talks over a deal.

Football Insider verdict:

From Manchester United’s perspective getting their younger players out on loan will be a huge boost to them in the future. Johnstone has already tasted football outside the top-tier, when he was on loan at Preston last season during their promotion push from League One. The 23-year-old would have gained valuable experience from that move, so United manager Mourinho should allow the shot stopper to gain more experience in the second-tier and look to find another lower league outfit for the young goalkeeper.

In other Wolves transfer news, Danny Batth has posted a Twitter message after the club agree a midfielder deal.