The Sun have claimed that West Ham United have moved ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Callum Wilson’s signature.
It was reported following Bournemouth’s relegation that Wilson was on Tottenham’s radar as they continue to look for a backup for Harry Kane (Mirror).
Football Insider reported last week that Jose Mourinho had personally contacted the Cherries star to convince him to come to Tottenham.
However, The Sun have revealed that West Ham are currently leading the race for a striker’s signature and are confident of completing an £18million swoop.
It is claimed that the England international is leaning towards a move to the London Stadium despite interest from Spurs, Fulham and Newcastle.
The report also reveals that the Hammers are looking to complete a deal for Wilson’s former Bournemouth teammate, Ryan Fraser, who is now a free agent.
Fraser was previously linked with a move to Spurs (90min) but The Sun now asserts that West Ham have offered the winger a £50,000-a-week contract as they look to hijack his move to Selhurst Park.
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Although Fraser was linked with us heavily prior to the restart, it is pretty clear by now that he is not one of our primary targets. I suspect the same could be true of Wilson, with the club looking at him as a potential backup in case we cannot get our number one striker target over the line.
It is anybody’s guess as to who Jose Mourinho would prefer but I will not be surprised if Arkadiusz Milik was the man that he really wanted. However, I would be pretty pleased if we were to end up with Wilson as I believe he can also be quite effective as Kane’s partner, with his ability to run in behind the opposition backline.
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