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Chelsea given opportunity to clinch transfer of decent Gonzalo Higuain alternative for £50m

Chelsea can reportedly seal the transfer of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if they pay around £50million for his services this January.

Gonzalo Higuain seemingly remains the club’s top target, but the Daily Star report that Chelsea are also considering Wilson, in what sounds like a more straightforward deal.

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That said, Wilson is not in the same league as someone like Higuain, and would probably not be enough of an upgrade on struggling striker Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

The England international has impressed at Bournemouth and could probably improve with the kind of service he’d get at Chelsea, but fans will surely hope some kind of deal can still be struck for Higuain instead.

A striker seems an absolute top priority for CFC this January after their lack of goals from Morata and Olivier Giroud has left them overly reliant on Eden Hazard to produce the goods.

Willian and Pedro have also chipped in with goals, but it’s surely not enough to see them through the rest of the campaign as they already look uncertain of holding on to a top four spot.

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