West Ham United have made an approach for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to Football Insider.
The reputable football outlet claim that Eddie Howe rates the 27-year-old at £50million after earning his first England international cap last season.
Football Insider report that the Hammers are planning to use the funds received from the sale of Marko Arnautovic to part-fund moves for both Wilson and Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez.
Manuel Pellegrini is said to have instructed the club to sign Wilson, with the former Coventry striker becoming one of the Chilean’s top priorities at the London Stadium.
The £40,000 per-week ace [Spotrac] made 30 appearances for the Cherries this season, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further 10.
There is no doubting the fact that West Ham will need to improve their attacking options with Arnautovic expected to leave the club in the coming days. The fact that the Chilean has instructed the club to bring in two more players to fulfil his attacking holes will also excite the Hammers faithful as it’s an exciting stance to have. With Wilson rated at £50million, and Gomez reported as having a £43.5million release clause, Mario Husillos will surely have his work cut out to complete any deals – especially with the fact the London club needs to sell their fringe players to fund certain moves this summer. What this news does reveal, is the amount of ambition Pellegrini has for the club, and should both of the deals be completed, that ambition will only be doubled, with big things surely expected in the next Premier League campaign. Wilson would be an improvement on Arnautovic, with the Englishman having been involved in 10 more Premier League goals last season. [WhoScored]