West Ham United are preparing a bid to take Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson to the London Stadium in January, according to The Guardian.

The report suggests that the Hammers are willing to pay up to £25 million for the 24-year-old, who has four Premier League goals this season.

The East London outfit appeared to have ended their interest in Wilson over the summer, when they had a £15 million bid rejected for the former Coventry City star.

However, the lack of goals in the side coupled with the persistent injury problems of key strikers has prompted Slaven Bilic to renew his pursuit of the Cherries forward.

Simone Zaza, Jonathan Calleri and youngster Ashley Fletcher have yet to score in the Premier League, whilst Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have made just three appearances between them this campaign.

The Senegalese striker started West Ham’s last two league fixtures, his first outings of the season, but has now been ruled out until the new year with a hamstring strain.

Wilson would certainly be a welcome acquisition for the Hammers, but whether he can be prised away from Bournemouth remains to be seen, with manager Eddie Howe likely to resist any approach for his top scorer.


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