Chelsea are reportedly ready to spend as much as £50m on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
Reports suggests the Blues will pay big money for England international Wilson if they are unable to agree a deal for Gonzalo Higuain.
That deal looks far from straightforward as Higuain, who previously played under Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan from Juventus.
Wilson has been in superb form for Bournemouth and this season has established himself as one of the best forwards in the Premier League.
But is he really worth £50m? Many fans on social media think not – and have expressed some bemusement at the idea that Chelsea might end up shelling out such a huge fee for him.
£50m, possibly £70m for Callum Wilson. What has the world come to? #CFC
— _dviscusi (@DanViscusi) January 10, 2019
If we’re all being honest. Wilson will never be compared with Kane, Aguero or Auba. We need Icardi. Jovic looks a good striker but if we’re talking elite then right now it’s only Icardi. The yute is on crud and he can hold his own in the Prem IMO. #CFC
— Jermaine.D (@officialJayD11) January 10, 2019
The abuse that Michael Emenalo used to receive from Chelsea fans. I haven’t heard that lately speaking that way about those making transfers now. $50 mil for Wilson? Desperation. #CFC
— D Black (@DiStarrEnu) January 9, 2019
Laccazete was available for €50m last summer while marina did not want to spend €60m on Aubameyang & she’s ready to bid €50m for Wilson😂 welcome to my club.#CFC
— Cristo Agisilaou (@CAgisilou) January 9, 2019
Callum Wilson? No. Na. Ne. Non. Nah. Nee. Nein. £50m?! He isn’t worth half of that price. #CFC
— Mathew Lloyd (@mathewlloyd_) January 9, 2019
I really rate Callum Wilson but #CFC willing to pay £50million is crazy. They’re bound to lose Hazard sooner rather than later and they need to invest that *money* into a match winner who has experience of pressure at a top club.
— Reece Chambers (@_reecechambers) January 9, 2019
Even though I feel Callum Wilson would suit Chelsea to a tee.
The figure being spoken about is nothing short of Absurd!
Excellent finisher and all round striker but £50m is a very substantial amount.#cfc #AFCB
— Jake Leach (@ftblwriter) January 9, 2019
Remember that horrible feeling we all got when Giroud came to us, Michy went to Dortmund and Aubameyang went to Arsenal…. that’s the same feeling I’d have if Callum Wilson joins. #cfc
— James Check (@Football44too) January 9, 2019
It would be such a Chelsea move to sell CHO for £35m and buy Callum Wilson for £50m. Ridiculous. Nothing against Wilson as I wouldn’t mind signing him. But #CFC always seem to be ripped off.
— Bear (@danisburke) January 9, 2019
If Chelsea had to pay 50M for Wilson or Higuain I would have lost all confidence in the ambitions of the club, the case Giroud/Morata was not enough? We all know the one that is needed is Icardi, His character and style would be perfect for Chelsea, in case of failure Cavani #CFC
— LuK’sS (@LoftusBlues) January 9, 2019
We’re obviously not gonna sign £100M Icardi because its not 2005 and we’re not that ambitious club anymore. £50M for Callum Wilson is more ridiculous than either of these deals. Frustrating times for any Chelsea fan, Europe League looms again. #cfc
— Vidit (@CescToEden) January 10, 2019