Callum Wilson has been heavily linked with a £30m move to Chelsea in recent weeks, and that looks set to continue after events today.
SkySports have the quotes from this week’s pre-match press conference, which was attended by Gianfranco Zola instead of Maurizio Sarri, as the latter takes his customary break from the slew of pressers.
Zola was asked about Wilson by the gathered press, and he didn’t hold back on the subject, when perhaps Sarri would have taken his usual reserved “I don’t talk about transfers” angle.
Instead, the assistant took the chance to talk up Wilson and his abilities:
“Certainly Callum Wilson is doing very well for his club and he is of interest, not just for us, but for many,” he mused.
“He’s strong, fast, and he sees the goal. I like him because he’s quick, but also strong in the air, which is a very important quality.”
Of course we don’t know if Zola or even Sarri have any influence when it comes to transfers, but there’s no denying he’s just basically declared our interest in a heavily linked target there.
Given we’re playing Eden Hazard up front, this one looks like it could happen.