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Chelsea confirm interest in Callum Wilson

Chelsea’s interest in Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been confirmed by assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.

The Stamford Bridge club have long been linked with a bid for a new striker in January, with Alvaro Morata mis-firing, and Olivier Giroud on a short-term contract, and now their interest in 26-year old Wilson, who broke through to the England team last month, has been confirmed by Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola who says “he has a lot of qualities”.

Born in Coventry, Wilson began his career with his home town club as a 17-year old before securing a move to Bournemouth 5 years later. He helped them secure promotion to the Premier League in his first season, and, despite missing large chunks of both the 2015 -2016 campaign and the following season with knee injuries, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top marksman.

He has scored 8 goals in 15 Premier League appearances this season and marked his England debut with a goal in their friendly win over the United States at Wembley.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.