Bournemouth will happily sell striker Callum Wilson to longtime admirers Chelsea, but only if Roman Abramovich sanctions the payment of a mind-boggling £75m transfer fee. Wolves are reported to have hitched their skirts at Wilson, but seem extremely unlikely to stump up that sort of dough. Chelsea are also interested in re-signing Nathan Aké for £40m, less than two years after selling the Dutch defender to the Cherries for exactly half that amount.
With Son Heung-min having departed for the Asian Cup, which could, depending on South Korea’s progress, rule him out of Tottenham Hotspur’s next four matches, Mauricio Pochettino has quite the problem to deal with. Already light in personnel and money to pay for replacements, the Spurs boss also looks to have lost another striker in Harry Kane, who limped from the Wembley pitch after sustaining an ankle injury in the closing seconds of his side’s defeat at the hands of Manchester United yesterday.
“We are going to lose Son for the Asia Cup and if Kane suffers an injury, it is going to be massive for us,” said Pochettino of a fragile ankle that could also affect the short-term future of Fernando Llorente. The 33-year-old Spanish striker had been linked with a move to Barcelona in the coming days, but could now find himself thrust into the Tottenham first team for the foreseeable future. Read more