Report: Everton keen on ambitious move for Callum Wilson in January

Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth looks dejected after the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2018 in London, United...

Everton are reportedly keen on Bournemouth's Callum Wilson.

Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth looks dejected after the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2018 in London, United...

According to the Daily Mail, Everton are interested in signing Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson during the upcoming transfer window.

The Toffees have seen Richarlison fare well in attack this season, but the Brazilian is predominantly a winger, and signing a striker may allow him to return to his natural position.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has played of late, but Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse are out of favour, and another striker is surely on Everton's wish list.

 

Now, the Daily Mail claim that Everton like Bournemouth ace Wilson, meaning a January bid for him could be on the cards.

Wilson, 26, has been in fine form for Bournemouth this season, hitting eight goals and five assists in 19 appearances for the Cherries.

He even earned a first England cap and goal against the United States, and has been touted for a big-money move to Chelsea.

3rd November 2018, Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England; EPL Premier League football, Bournemouth versus Manchester United; Callum Wilson of Bournemouth celebrates scoring the first goal...

Wilson would be an ambitious target for Everton given those links to the Blues, and a real signal of intent if they managed to sign him.

However, Bournemouth are under no pressure to sell and could command a fee of around £50million, just like Everton signings Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson – and it remains to be seen whether the Toffees have that kind of money to spend in January.

Callum Wilson of Bournemouth applauds at the end of his sides 2-1 defeat during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on November 3,...

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