Chelsea want Callum Wilson in shock £35m raid as Maurizio Sarri plots January swoop for Bournemouth striker

November 9, 2018 0 By Today news

ENGLAND rookie Callum Wilson is a £35million target for Chelsea in January.

The Bournemouth striker, who earned his first Three Lions call-up today, is on Maurizio Sarri’s radar after his stunning start to the season.

Callum Wilson has emerged as a Chelsea target after his impressive start to the season
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Sarri is looking to bolster his attack when the transfer window opens and Wilson is one of the most impressive forwards Chelsea have looked at.

The Italian has turned around Alvaro Morata’s form but is still after a forward to add competition.

Blues look set to be priced out of a move for Mauro Icardi, who is valued at £90m, and have also looked at Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek.

But Wilson represents a striker who can fit straight away into a Premier League team.

Maurizio Sarri wants the Blues to make a £35m bid for Callum Wilson
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Bournemouth striker Wilson nets against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season
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The 26-year-old has fought back from two serious knee injuries since helping his club get promoted to the top flight – but has not suffered a slump in form when fit.

This season he has scored seven goals in 13 games to put himself in the mix for a first senior call-up.

England boss Gareth Southgate saw Wilson show a strong mentality to battle back and wanted to be reunited with a player he worked with at Under-21 level.

He could make his debut against USA on Thursday, with the Three Lions then facing Croatia in a Uefa Nations League Clash.

Wilson has received a call-up to the England squad for the first time
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