Yesterday, as we continued to trawl the transfer speculation that is starting to emerge, ahead of the opening of the January transfer window, we re-visited Chelsea’s interest in the Bournemouth striker, Callum Wilson.
Our article,Click Here, mentioned the fact that Chelsea were looking at paying around the £35 million mark to sign the striker who has scored 7 times in 13 games this season.
However, despite doing successful business with the south-coast side, selling them Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic, it appears that Chelsea’s chances of landing Wilson are minimal.
The Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe, when asked about whether he’d be prepared to do business for the player, is quoted by the local news source, Bournemouth Echo, as remarking,
“Of course not. From my position, sitting here as the manager, I’m looking to build a team.
“I still feel we are a relatively new team with this group of players and the signings we made in the summer.
“I’m really pleased with how the squad is set up and the structure of it and I don’t want to break that.”
Admirable sentiments with Howe, obviously, wanting to continue to develop his club.
But, perhaps, Chelsea’s best chance of landing the player is if all this speculation unsettles Wilson and he asks for what would, in our opinion, be a dream move.
Although, it would currently seem any potential deal is fading, don’t write this one off just yet.