Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for AFC Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, talkSPORT have reported.
The Cherries striker has had an impressive year since his £2.3 million move from Coventry last summer, scoring 23 goals in his first season for Eddie Howe’s men.
Arsenal had shown an interest in Wilson with Wenger seeing the striker as back up for Frenchman Olivier Giroud, and Arsenal’s chief scout Steve Rowely has been very keen on him.
However Wenger told talkSport, “No [we are not after him]. We look at all players but we are not especially in for Callum Wilson,”
Even though Arsenal have ruled out a move, Bournemouth are still bracing themselves for interest in Wilson when the transfer window opens but the club have stated that they will not stand in his way if he would want a move away from Dean Court.
The likes of Tottenham, West Ham, Southampton, Aston Villa, Swansea and Crystal Palace have all shown interest in Wilson and are weighing up moves for the England under-21 international.