West Ham join Newcastle, Tottenham and Leeds in transfer battle for centre-forward

West Ham have joined the contested battle to sign Bournemouth centre-forward Callum Wilson, reports claim. Several clubs are monitoring the four-cap England international.

Wilson arrived at the Vitality Stadium from Coventry for £3million in July 2014.

The 28-year-old has since proven himself at the highest level, scoring 67 goals and providing 30 assists in 187 appearances in all competitions.

The Cherries talisman signed a contract extension in July 2019 but Bournemouth’s relegation from the top-flight could see Wilson offloaded in the upcoming transfer window.

And there are no shortage of suitors for his signature.

Sky Sports claim Tottenham, Newcastle and Leeds have all registered their interest in the talented striker.

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But David Moyes’ West Ham are now firmly in the race as the club look to bolster their attacking options for the 2020-21 campaign.

However, Sky Sports suggest that West Ham will need to offload several first-team players before welcoming new recruits to the London Stadium.

It’s thought Bournemouth expect a minimum of £20million for Wilson.

Wilson isn’t the only Cherries target being monitored by Premier League clubs.

Sky Sports claim Wales international David Brooks is a candidate to leave the south coast with Tottenham paying close attention.

Crystal Palace and Leicester are also interested in the 23-year-old, who joined from Sheffield United for £11.5m in July 2018.


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Josh King is another linked with a return to the top-flight with Manchester United known to be interested in bringing the Norway international to Old Trafford.

And Norway assistant coach Per Joar Hansen thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will revive his interest in the 28-year-old.

“Now it’s like that in football that he has to think about whether he wants to be relegated or whether it’s time to move,” Hansen told Dagbladet.

“I doubt that he wants to go down one level, but we just have to wait and see. The link to United is strong. King has played there as an academy player.

“His former coach in the reserve team is now head coach of the club and he has got himself a new agent in Jim Solbakken, who is also Solskjaer’s agent.”

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