Chelsea Transfer News: Huge Barcelona-Chelsea swap deal, Blues striker a target for Everton, Higuain transfer hurdle, and more - 11th January 2019
Chelsea's pursuit of a striker continues, as we head into another round of Premier League fixtures this weekend. The Blues face off against Newcastle United at home on Saturday, where they would want to get all three points.
Which players are Chelsea interested in and who is likely to see the door at Stamford Bridge?
Let's take a look at Chelsea's transfer news and roundup for today:
#1 Callum Wilson not going anywhere, according to Eddie Howe
Recent reports have indicated that Chelsea are interested in Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, in a £50 million deal. Chelsea are desperate to sign a striker, and the 26-year-old English striker fits the bill, having shone at the Cherries, scoring 9 goals in 16 games this season.
But it seems like Wilson's Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, isn't interested in letting go of his star forward anytime soon.
“I’ve been told about the speculation, it’s not something I seek to read. “It’s a waste of time for me to do so. It’s business as normal; Callum has been bright and bubbly this week so no problems there. In my opinion, and it’s just my opinion, I wouldn’t sell at any price but I’m the manager of the team trying to create the best team that I can.”
“We desperately want to take the team forward and to do that we have got to keep our best players. He (Wilson) is a very important member of the team. He has unique attributes that really complement what we do here. He’s been a really good goal scorer for us this season. That’s the hardest thing to do in the sport so we value him really highly," said Howe.
Bournemouth and Callum Wilson will face off against Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.