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Chelsea are reportedly confident of securing a deal to sign striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth in the January window.

With the transfer window on the horizon, speculation linking anyone with everyone is set to intensify. We feel as though it’s our responsibility to separate the facts from the falsities, which is exactly what we’re going to do here.

The Express understand that Chelsea are prepared to pay £30M so sign Wilson and are confident that they will be able to strike a deal with Bournemouth.

Wilson is a logical target, not only because we are in dire need of a striker, but he’s home-grown under Premier League and Champions League regulations. Danny Drinkwater, Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill will likely all have left within a year – and they’re all home-grown.

The issue with this particular report arises with the transfer fee. Wilson has scored eight Premier League goals already this term, earning him a call up to Gareth Southgate’s England National Team.

He is riding an upward gradient, and with the premium that’s often involved with signing players who have a home-grown status, an agreement at the £30M mark seems unlikely.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on how this one develops. Don’t get your shirts printed just yet…

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