Blues plotting £35million swoop for Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson

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The 26-year-old got his first senior Three Lions call-up on Thursday and it appears he has impressed the Premier League big boys, too

Chelsea are planning a £35million move for Bournemouth striker and recent England call-up Callum Wilson, according to reports.

The Cherries star has impressed with seven goals and five assists this season, and has been rewarded by Gareth Southgate with his first place in the senior Three Lions squad.

Callum Wilson has been in fine form for high-flying Bournemouth this season

Callum Wilson has been in fine form for high-flying Bournemouth this season

And it appears he has turned the heads of the Premier League big boys, too, with Chelsea said to be keen on the 26-year-old.

It’s not the first time the frontman has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues currently 2/1 favourites to sign him.

And, according to The Sun, Chelsea are readying a £35m bid to take Wilson away from the Vitality Stadium.

Maurizio Sarri is looking to boost his attacking options in the January transfer window and has been impressed by Wilson’s ability.

Wilson has played a part in 12 Bournemouth goals this season (7 goals, 5 assists)

Wilson has played a part in 12 Bournemouth goals this season (7 goals, 5 assists)

The Italian boss has helped to turn around Alvaro Morata’s form in front of goal but still wants more options, and is also looking for the long-term with No.2 striker Olivier Giroud turning 32 earlier this year.

Chelsea have been linked with an interest in Mauro Icardi, but appear to be priced out of a move for the £90m-rated Inter Milan star, while Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek is also on their radar.

But Wilson represents a striker who can fit into their team straight away and for an affordable price, and the Blues are apparently ready to make their move.



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