Chelsea have been regularly scouting Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson ahead of a potential January transfer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Maurizio Sarri has made a formidable start to his Chelsea tenure, still unbeaten in all competitions and just two points Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Despite the healthy outlook, Sarri’s side have been reliant on Eden Hazard for goals, with Olivier Giroud yet to score this season and Alvaro Morata only recently having returned to form.
Morata has scored five goals in his last six games but Sarri revealed after his decisive brace in Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace that the Spain international has suffered from bouts of mental fragility.
Wilson, meanwhile, has been in sensational form this term, scoring seven goals and providing four further assists, having overcome the effects of two serious knee ligament injuries in the last three years.
The 26-year-old signed a new long-term contract in the summer and continued his recent purple patch with a goal in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, his 50th for the club whom he joined from Coventry back in 2014.
‘It’s nice to make that achievement. I should have had it a lot sooner,’ he said, reacting to that achievement.
‘Now I am looking upwards, I am trying to get 100 goals. Why not make another landmark for the club?
‘Any striker wants to score as many goals as possible for their club and I’m the same.
‘Day by day, I am trying to become the finished article. I don’t think you can ever stop improving.’