The latest striker ‘increasingly’ close to signing with Chelsea is Bournemouth’s main scorer Callum Wilson – who has been previously linked with a move to west London. However, speculation is mounting ahead of the January window opening in a couple of weeks, via multiple sources, including in the Express.
 
Maurizio Sarri is apparently putting pressure on the Blues recruitment team to get in another striker, with neither Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud seemingly absolutely trusted by the Italian to lead the line – that is more apparent with Eden Hazard recently starting as the club’s leading forward.
 
Chelsea reportedly feel they can do a deal in the region of £30 million, a snip in the current market, for the 26-year old striker who has scored eight Premier League goals in 15 appearances, as well as six league assists for teammates.
 
Bournemouth’s long-serving manager Eddie Howe has however poured cold water, via quotes carried in the Express, on a potential exit for the England international, who scored on his debut against the USA at Wembley;
 
Callum is focusing on his football and we are not anticipating losing any players in January we don’t want to.”
 
He seems very happy, he has a spring in his step, he is buzzing around the training ground and there is a very good feel about him.”
 
If Callum Wilson’s work-rate and determination not just to score but play in teammates continues for the Cherries up until January, then there’s little doubt that Blues fans will be clamouring for the Englishman to become their potential new number nine in the new year.

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