Chelsea transfer news: Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson ‘is an interest’ says Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has said the club are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Maurizio Sarri has been deploying Eden Hazard in the centre forward role in recent league matches and the Belgian has scored eight goals and created as many.

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Callum Wilson is being linked with a move to Chelsea

Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are the two forwards currently at Chelsea‘s disposal, but Sarri is not convinced either are good enough to lead the line.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup quarter-final match with the Cherries at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Zola was full of praise for Wilson.

“I am sure there are a lot of players that are linked with us.

“Certainly Callum Wilson is doing very well and is an interest not only for us but for many.”

“He’s strong, fast and he sees the goal. I like him because he’s quick but also strong in the air, which is a very important quality.

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Zola has said the club are interested in Wilson

“He’s doing very well and I’m pleased for him. He has a lot of qualities that can take him a long way so I hope he continues improving like he’s doing.”

The two sides have already met in the Premier League this season, with Chelsea winning 2-0 in September and Zola is confident they can progress to the semi-finals.

“We know Bournemouth are a dangerous team. They have gone far, they keep improving because they have a very good coach and are a good team.

“So we know that the game will have a lot of difficulties but also, with all respect, we know our potential and we are getting better.

“We’ve had our bad spell but we’re coming stronger from that and are approaching the game with a lot of confidence.”

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