Chelsea tipped to sign Callum Wilson
Chelsea are planning a move for Callum Wilson.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Chelsea are set to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
The England international joined Bournemouth from Coventry City for a fee in the region of 3.7 million euros in July 2014. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
Wilson has played 138 times for Bournemouth since signing from Coventry City, scoring 53 goals and creating 23 assists in that time.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in England.
As a member of England national football team, Wilson won one cap and he scored one goal.
The England international has impressed in the Premier League last two seasons and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
The Chelsea manager has kept an eye on Wilson for the last 6 months and he is impressed with the striker’s performances.
Chelsea are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Callum Wilson would provide a good variety to Chelsea’s attack.
According to Teamtalk, “Bournemouth want £75 million to sell striker Callum Wilson to Chelsea this month. That figure is a crazy 25 times the amount that Eddie Howe’s men paid to land Wilson from Coventry in July 2014. But it underlines the Cherries’ resolve to keep the England forward rather than cash in on the player in January, as reported by the Daily Star. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has already admitted his club would go as high as £50m in order to sign Wilson, who has scored 10 goals so far this season, but it would appear that the Blues will have to offer another £25m to get their man. Howe has also admitted that Wilson is not for sale at any price, although it would appear that at £75m Bournemouth are willing to do business.”
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Signing the 26-year-old would be a masterstroke from Sarri.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Chelsea.