AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe does not envisage selling striker Callum Wilson with reported interest from West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle United.
Earlier this month Wilson was suggested to be a £25million target for West Ham United during the January transfer window.
The Guardian made the claim, reporting…
‘Wilson has emerged as Slaven Bilic`s main priority in the January transfer window’ adding ‘West Ham United are preparing an offer worth up to £25m’.
If West Ham were to make a firm offer this would be the second time West Ham United had made a formal bid for Wilson after the Cherries received an offer of £25million for both Wilson and Matt Ritchie ahead of AFC Bournemouth’s rearranged fixture against Manchester United at the end of last season.
That bid was rejected by AFC Bournemouth, with Cherries manager Eddie Howe disappointed at the timing of the transfer bids.
Over the summer, Matt Ritchie would eventually leave Dean Court for a move to Newcastle United, whilst Callum Wilson went on to sign a new four year deal on the south coast.
Subsequently Championship leaders Newcastle United and Everton have since been linked with interest in Wilson.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘If we did receive any bid then, obviously, we would look at it, But as far as I`m concerned, we wouldn`t want to sell any player who is a key part of our long-term plans.
‘Providing the players are happy, which I think they are, then we will be keeping the squad intact.’
‘Personally I would take £25m for Wilson now. I wonder if the stories are just the usual rumours or more to it than that? Surely Wilson needs to get back to his best fitness in a supportive environment than jump ship to clubs that would also be struggling? – Join the conversation here.
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