Chelsea are lining up a January move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to reports.
Wilson has been in sensational form this term, scoring seven goals and providing four further assists, having overcome the effects of two serious knee ligament injuries in the last three years.
He would be seen as an alternative to either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud, who have not been great this season and could both be sold in the coming transfer windows if they fail to get the 20-30 goals per season we need to be serious challengers for the Premier League title.
And the Daily Mirror website have claimed the Italian boss has had scouts watch Wilson on a number of occasions as he ponders a January move, with reports suggesting that he could cost around the £20 million mark.
The 26-year-old signed a new long-term contract in the summer and recently netted his 50th goal for the club whom he joined from Coventry back in 2014.
‘It’s nice to make that achievement. I should have had it a lot sooner,’ he said, reacting to that achievement.
‘Now I am looking upwards, I am trying to get 100 goals. Why not make another landmark for the club? ‘Any striker wants to score as many goals as possible for their club and I’m the same.
‘Day by day, I am trying to become the finished article. I don’t think you can ever stop improving.’
Would Wilson seriously be a good signing here at Stamford Bridge?
With seven goals already to his name this season, Wilson has more goals than both Morata and Giroud combined. But at the end of the day he is not the type of big named forward that can come in and lead the club to glory, he would be seen more of a back-up striker.
Yes he has done well at Bournemouth, but for us to take that next step and become a top level side once again, then we need Sarri to splash the cash and land one of the games biggest and best strikers.
Wilson is a decent striker, but he would not be the answer to our goal-scoring problems.
Get the Chelsea word out there!