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At a reported £10m, should Sheffield United compete with Spurs for Callum Wilson?

The Telegraph reports that Callum Wilson has told Bournemouth teammates he wants to play in the Premier League next season.

The Cherries will be playing in the Championship for the first time in five years following their relegation. Wilson believes he needs to be in the top flight if he is to have any chance of being selected by England.

The 28-year-old has four caps and one goal for his country. Yet he will be competing with Tammy Abraham and Danny Ings for a place in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

According to the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a £10m bid for Wilson as a backup for Harry Kane. Newcastle United and West Ham United are also thought to be interested in the striker.

However, Sky Sports claims that Bournemouth are holding for at least £20m for Wilson.

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Should Sheffield United join the race for Callum Wilson?

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Manager Chris Wilder has made it clear that the Blades are in the market for at least one new forward this summer.

They have enjoyed an impressive return to the top tier of English football this season, finishing ninth in their first campaign in 12 years.

Their defensive record was only better by the top three teams in 2019/20. Yet only four sides scored fewer than Wilder’s men and that statistic will need to improve moving forwards.

Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset top scored for the Blades in the league with six goals each. David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp scored four times apiece and have both recently signed new contracts, but are also both in their 30s and far from prolific.

With Leon Clarke having left as a free agent and it unclear whether a clause to sign loanee Richairo Zivkovic will be activated, attack seems to be the priority area for improvement.

Wilson is a proven goalscorer at Premier League level, having netted 41 goals in the competition. At 28, in theory, the England international should be entering his prime as well.

Seemingly available for between £10m and £20m as well, Wilson is also likely to be within budget.

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