REPORT: Callum Wilson Targeted by Aston Villa and Newcastle United

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Aston Villa and Newcastle United have stepped up their interest in Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur Pursue Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson on Dean Smith’s and Steve Bruce’s Shortlist

The Daily Mail has reported that Callum Wilson and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins are two men who are wanted by Dean Smith at Aston Villa.

But, with Brentford holding out for a £25 Million asking price, that move is looking less likely, with Wilson their number one target.

But Villa have competition for the Bournemouth striker. Newcastle United have also declared their interest in Wilson according to Sky Sports.

There’s been no official bid yet from the Magpies, but it’s believed a player-plus-cash deal would see Matt Ritchie move to Dorset in exchange for Wilson.

Wilson Believed to Want a Move Away From Bournemouth

Callum Wilson has been an asset for Bournemouth since he arrived at the club in 2014.

His 20 goals in his debut season fired the Cherries to the Championship title and their first-ever promotion to the Premier League.

He has scored a further 41 goals for Bournemouth in the top flight, including 14 in the 2018-19 season.

His goalscoring heroics for the club earned him a call up to the England squad, where he scored on his debut against the United States in November 2018.

But with Bournemouth relegated to the Football League, Wilson is rumoured to want a move away from the club to help boost his chances of a place in the England squad for next summer’s European Championships.

Jason Tindall’s side will be desperate to hold on to Wilson this summer. The club have already sold Aaron Ramsdale and Nathan Ake in the current transfer window and won’t want to lose any more key players, as they look to win promotion back to the top flight.

The English Football season returns on September 11, with the transfer window shutting on October 5.

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