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Chelsea are definitely interested in signing Bournemouth's in-form striker Callum Wilson, according to the club's assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.
Zola will be in the home dugout tonight alongside Maurizio Sarri for the EFL Cup quarter-final against the Cherries, with Wilson hoping to fire his side to the last-four of the competition against all the odds.
The 26-year-old pacey forward has been hampered by several serious injuries in recent seasons, including two torn ACLs, but he's been flying for most of this campaign and recently won his first senior cap for England.
With 10 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, Wilson has been linked with a move away from the Vitality Stadium in the January transfer window, and speaking to the media ahead of kick-off tonight, Zola made no secret of his side's interest:
Gianfranco Zola admits the Blues are interested in Callum Wilson and uncertainty over Gary Cahill's future pic.twitter.com/S6oCfRYtip- Chelsea FC News (@Chelsea_FL) 19 December 2018
Surprised Zola went public on Chelsea interest in Callum Wilson. I'm told it would take a huge bid (over £50m) to get him out of Bournemouth in Jan and that seems unlikely at this stage. Suspect Chelsea also looking elsewhere...#cfc- Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) 18 December 2018
Problem: Striker- Squawka Football (@Squawka) 20 December 2018
Why it's an issue: "Morata is still some way off the level required"
Solution: "Gianfranco Zola admitted his side were one of many teams looking at Callum Wilson." pic.twitter.com/6R00CZozQN
#cfc fans just started to sing 'Callum Wilson, we'll see you next year'. The Bournemouth striker showed neat play to get away from Rudiger and then fired a shot wide. The kind of forward play that explains why Chelsea are thinking about a January bid. #CHEBOU- Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) 19 December 2018
Eddie Howe insists Callum Wilson is not for sale.- TeamRumorsTransfers 24/7 :newspaper2: (@rumorstransfers) 20 December 2018
The Bournemouth striker has been linked with a move to Chelsea, but Howe played down the speculation after the Cherries' EFL Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge last night. pic.twitter.com/2cSl2XUhQr
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