The Crazy Amount Chelsea Might Have To Pay For Callum Wilson

It appears as though Chelsea will have to fork out some serious cash if they want to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.

The Blues have had issues in attack this season, with neither Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata able to cement their place as the number one striker.

As a result, Chelsea have used Eden Hazard as a false nine on a number of occasions but it's evident it's not his most effective position.

Wilson, who has nine goals in the Premier League this season, would be a good fit at Stamford Bridge but Dean Jones from Bleacher Report says Chelsea will have to pay at least £50 million, possibly even £70 million, to land the former Coventry striker

It's crazy money, particularly when you factor in Wilson's two serious injuries, but then again the market is pretty ridiculous at the moment.

After all, Bournemouth have just paid £19 million to sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool and he has just one Premier League goal to his name.

Wilson, now a England international after scoring on his debut in Wayne Rooney's final England appearance, has five assists to his name this season and has created a further 25 chances for his teammates.

Not too long ago, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola revealed that the club hold interest in the 26-year old when speaking in a press conference.

With Morata and Giroud having just six goals between them in the league this season and the likes of Pedro and Willian hardly chipping in, should Chelsea splash the cash for Wilson?

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Josh Lawless

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