West Ham are unlikely to make a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson this summer, according to the Evening Standard.
The online outlet claim that Eddie Howe values the 27-year-old at £60million, with the club not wanting to part ways with their main striker.
The Evening Standard report that despite being keen on the England international, the Hammers are reluctant to spend so much on a single player, without bringing in significant funds by selling players.
West Ham were reported by the Sun to have held an interest in Wilson as the newspaper claimed the club were planning a £35million bid in an attempt to secure his services.
Maxi Gomez reportedly remains the London club’s top target, as Pellegrini targets a new striker for next season.
Despite Wilson’s ability to consistently deliver goals when his side need it the most, West Ham and Pellegrini would definitely be making the right decision to not go through with any deal this summer. The Sun reported that the Hammers were interested in making a £35million bid for the Cherries forward which would have been a fair deal, but to pay almost double that to match his asking price is somewhat ridiculous. According to transfermarkt, Wilson has only missed eight games through injuries in the past two years so any worries to do with the striker being injury prone are out of the window. When you compare Wilson’s fee to other strikers that have joined the Premier League recently you see the reason why this is such a large figure. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang only joined Arsenal for £57.38million, and recently won the Golden Boot award, scoring eight more goals than Wilson. This boils down to the fact that Mario Husillos must be smart and work with the fact that certain West Ham players will need to be sold to complete any expensive deals. Maxi Gomez is a much better option at only 22-years-old with a reported release clause of £43.5million.