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Arsenal keen on Bournemouth's Callum Wilson - sources

Arsenal have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on in-demand Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, sources have told ESPN FC.

Wilson has attracted interest from a number of clubs after firing Bournemouth to the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League with 23 goals this season.

The 23-year-old, who joined Bournemouth from Coventry last summer, has been watched regularly this season by scouts from a host of Premier League clubs.

The likes of Tottenham, West Ham, Southampton, Aston Villa, Swansea and Crystal Palace have all shown interest in Wilson and are weighing up moves for the England under-21 international.

Arsenal are also in the race for Wilson, with chief scout Steve Rowley having given the player race reviews after watching the forward in action five times this season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to bring in cover and competition for Olivier Giroud this summer, and he views Wilson as someone who has real potential for the future, while he would also help bolster their quota for homegrown players in the Premier League and in Europe.

Bournemouth are bracing themselves for interest in Wilson when the transfer window opens but are determined to keep hold of him as they prepare for next season's debut campaign in the Premier League.