Callum Wilson
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Callum Wilson of England celebrates after scoring during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed Callum Wilson isn’t for sale at any price after recent speculation linking the striker with a move to Chelsea.

The Blues are in the market for a striker and have identified Wilson as a potential target should they fail to sign Gonzalo Higuain from AC Milan.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is believed to be willing to offer £50million for the Cherries striker, who’s also reported target for West Ham United if they lose Marko Arnautovic this month.

Asked if he would sell for the right price, Howe said, according to Daily Echo:

“It’s just my opinion but I wouldn’t sell at any price. But I’m the manager of the team, trying to create the best team I can.”

“We desperately want to take the team forward and to do that, we have to keep our best players.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea tackles Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on March 17, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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The Germany defender was not happy after his team was defeated 2-0 by Everton tonight in the English Premier League.

“He’s a very important member of the team. He has unique attributes which really complement what we do.”

“He has been a really good goalscorer for us, which is the hardest thing to do in the sport. We value him very highly.”

“I’ve been told about the speculation – it’s not something which 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 there are no problems there.”