After a quite spectacular start to the season, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson appears to have attracted the interest of one of English football’s biggest clubs with Chelsea reportedly keeping tabs on the striker.
The Cherries have been in sensational form this season and are currently in sixth position in the Premier League despite slumping to a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. Wilson in particular has been at the heart of Eddie Howe’s men causing a storm since the season kickoff in August with seven goals and five assists in all competitions so far.
The 26-year-old joined Southern Coast team in 2014 and has been instrumental in keeping them in the Premier League since being promoted in 2015.
And it is now reported that the London club want to secure his services to provide Maurizio Sarri with a more balanced attacking option after Alvaro Morata’s unimpressive start the season.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Blues have been keeping a fine eye on Wilson with the club’s scouts highly satisfied with his performances and will continue to monitor him in the upcoming matches towards the end of the year as they might look to seal a deal with him as early as January. Wilson did however extend his contract at Bournemouth in July which is suppose to keep him at the Vitality Stadium until 2022
Although Morata has started to find the back of the net in recent weeks after somewhat of a drought earlier this season, Sarri is also apparently not very impressed with what former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud has been offering since he moved across London to Stamford Bridge in January.
The report indicates that the English forward is set to be rewarded for his excellent performances this season by earning a call up to the Gareth Southgate’s England squad that will be announced on Thursday.