After a month of drawing constant links with Chelsea and Liverpool, AFC Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe revealed that the Cherries have not received any offers for their star forward, Callum Wilson.
The 26-year-old is valued at £75m at Dean Court which seemingly has driven away any rising interests from top tier Premier League sides as Howe claims, “We’ve had no interest in any of our players. Everything has just been speculation, which you [the media] understand as this is the month for it.”
“From my perspective and the team we have above me, we are always working together to try and find solutions to make the squad stronger and continue to move the team forward.”
“They’re the main things. We’ll do that again, like we have done through the process that we’ve been together, for the benefit of Bournemouth. No interest or no actual enquiries? No, nothing.”
Bournemouth have brought in Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool this term and might not have let go of Wilson any time soon. The Blues have agreed on a deal with Juventus to bring in Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season.
That should temporarily solve their striker problem with Olivier Giroud in the squad as a backup option.
The Cherries boss further added, “I don’t want to place any more pressure on Callum or any of my players by talking about things that aren’t important. What’s important is Callum working hard for the team and producing his best performances on a consistent basis. For him to be thinking about transfer fees, values and other clubs, I would recommend he focuses on Bournemouth.”