Chelsea have been linked with a potential January transfer raid on AFC Bournemouth, with striker Callum Wilson their target.
The report comes via tabloid newspaper The Mirror, who claim that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri would like to add Wilson to his striking options which already include Alvaro Morata who cost £60million from Real Madrid and Olivier Giroud a £18million transfer from Arsenal.
The article goes on to add…
“(Chelsea) …have stepped up their scouting of Wilson and having him watched on a regular basis between now and the end of the year.
“They could firm up their interest as early as January if Wilson – contracted to Bournemouth until 2022 after signing a new deal in July – continues to shine.
Wilson scored the opening goal of the game against Manchester United on Saturday. It was his 50th goal in Cherries colours.
With 6 goals and 4 assists during the opening three and a bit months of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign, no Englishman has contributed more goals and assists combined in the top flight of English football thus far this season.
His form has prompted many in the media to back him to be included in the upcoming England squad.
Speaking prior to the Chelsea speculation and England announcement, Wilson told the Daily Echo…
“…I am looking upwards, I am trying to get 100 goals. Why not make another landmark for the club?
“Any striker wants to score as many goals as possible for their club and I’m the same…”
“…I’m still only 26. I have missed a lot of football and am catching up now. I am always working hard, doing extra on the training field and trying to improve. There are still a lot of things to work on.
“Day by day, I am trying to become the finished article. I don’t think you can ever stop improving…”
Would make sense from a money point of view but not a footballing one. Playing every week, for one of the best managers in the country and sitting pretty (currently) just behind the top teams.
An England call-up will also prove to him Southgate is not only looking at players in the ‘big’ clubs and he can play for his country whilst at DC.
In which case the only thing AFCB can’t and probably won’t ever offer him will be Champions league football… But I would question if he’d get that opportunity at a big club even…
Wilson is a sensible lad and I’m positive he would see the bigger picture… – Join the conversation, click here.