Rumour Reel: Callum Wilson to West Ham, Liverpool linked with Moussa Dembele?
Jamie Clark | 1 December 2016
Coral’s Rumour Reel
Open up your Advent calendars and read all about Callum Wilson to West Ham United, plus Liverpool linked with Moussa Dembele this morning!
As ever, Coral round up the best transfer gossip from the press and online with the latest edition of the Rumour Reel on Thursday, December 1.
Callum Wilson to West Ham?
These Callum Wilson to West Ham rumours surface in the nationals today because Slaven Bilic is short on striking options.
Hammers target man Andy Carroll seems to be perpetually injured, while Senegal forward Diafra Sakho has joined him on the treatment table until the New Year.
West Ham loan signings Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri are struggling to make an impact, meanwhile, forcing boss Bilic to start with Ashley Fletcher up front in the EFL Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United in midweek.
Bournemouth goal machine Wilson, 24, is Eddie Howe’s leading marksman with four Premier League goals this season so far, and still highly regarded after coming back from a career-threatening injury sustained last term.
It is understood the Hammers are hopeful a £25m bid should prove enough to persuade the Cherries to sell their prized asset.
Liverpool linked with Moussa Dembele?
Meanwhile, at Anfield, speculation persists about Daniel Sturridge’s future and now Liverpool are linked with Moussa Dembele of Celtic in the January transfer window.
Reports in Scotland claim the Reds board will sanction a winter offer that could rise to £20m for the in-form Bhoys striker as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add to his dynamic attacking options.
France youth international Dembele, 20, has 17 in 27 appearances across all competitions for the Glasgow giants. This prolific maiden season in Scotland has heightened interest in his services.
Brendan Rodgers’ boys are out of the Champions League with a group game to spare and cannot even qualify for the Europa League, so could testing himself at Premier League level be the next step for highly-rated Dembele?