The 23-year-old ha recently been on a three-month loan spell with QPR and is keen on a return to London in January.
“In an ideal world, I would have stayed down at QPR until January, but there’s no loophole in the agreement,” Heaton told the Manchester Evening News.
“It was a three-month loan and now we can’t do anything until the New Year.
“My contract at United is up in the summer, from a personal point of view it’s time to move on and start afresh, so I’m hoping to secure a permanent move in January.
“If there’s a chance of that being to QPR, I’d certainly be very, very interested.
“I’ve had a couple of conversations with the manager and he’s been happy with what I’ve done since I’ve been there.
“The manager impressed me an awful lot as well and the club appear to be moving in the right direction. Every player wants to play in the Premier League and I’m no different.”