From the start of the season, many pundits and football analysts wrote off Chelsea’s title challenge, insisting that the Blues do not have a reliable striker upfront.
Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are the two strikers in the team, and while Morata has struggled for form and confidence this season, Giroud who has been better might only be a good impact player rather than the club’s top striker.
Reports now claim that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri might have to enter the January transfer market and try to sign a top centre-forward.
Chelsea are now being linked with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. The 26-year-old striker is having a great season, with eight goals and six assists in his first 15 appearances. He also recently earned his first England call up, and scored on his international debut.
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea are confident they will sign Wilson and are happy to meet Bournemouth’s £30m asking price.
However, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has insisted that the club won’t let the striker leave in January.
“Callum is focusing on his football and we are not anticipating losing any players in January we don’t want to,” Howe said.
“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 Bournemouth eventually decide to sell Wilson, they will be making a huge chunk of profit from the forward, having only signed him for £3m.