Chelsea looking into winter agreement for England international

FA Cup holders Chelsea are understood to be considering an approach for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

The 26-year-old has struggled with two serious knee injuries since the Cherries’ promotion to the top-flight and this has hampered his chances of making a notable impact.

However, in the current campaign, he has managed to shed his woes with an impressive display upfront and The Sun claims that the Blues could attempt to pursue him this winter.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has had to depend on Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud for the striking duties this term but neither of them have exhibited confidence leading the line.

While Morata has found form with five goals from his last six games, the Spaniard has the tendency to spurn golden chances which may cost the team dearly in certain situations.

Owing to this, it appears that the west London giants could open their cheque books to pursue Wilson in the New Year with a fee of around £35m likely to tempt the Cherries into a sale.

Wilson has netted seven goals and contributed a further five assists in all competitions this term and his form has witnessed him earn his maiden call-up to the Three Lions squad.

Danny Welbeck has recently been the go-to man when Harry Kane has required a rest from the starting lineup but Wilson could make his debut during the forthcoming internationals with his compatriot on the sidelines.

Welbeck suffered another disappointing injury after breaking his ankle in the recent goalless stalemate versus Sporting and this could offer Wilson the opportunity to cement his position under Southgate, provided he remains unscathed.

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