By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham are preparing to bounce back from their wretched finish to the season by submitting a bid for Callum Wilson, according to a report.
The Bournemouth striker is being eyed by a number of Premier League clubs led by West Ham even though he has spent most of the season on the sidelines.
The Daily Mail claim Spurs are weighing up a £20million bid for Wilson, 24, as they aim to sign a forward who can take some of the goalscoring burden off Harry Kane.
The Londoners are also eyeing other young forwards in the £20million bracket including West Brom’s Saido Berahino and Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi.
Wilson has reportedly emerged as a serious candidate for Tottenham for a second summer running, as Spurs aim to secure more attacking options ahead of their return to the Champions League.
The Londoners ended the campaign in third position after challenging for the Premier League title up until two matches remaining but a poor series of results meant their season ending with a whimper.
Bournemouth expected to demand in the region of £20million for Wilson, who scored five goals in seven Premier League starts before a cruciate ligament injury wrecked his season.
Wilson is now fully fit again and started the Cherries’ 3-1 defeat at Manchester United on Tuesday night.
Manager Eddie Howe admitted after the match that West Ham tabled a double bid of around £25million for Wilson and his team-mate Matt Richie on Monday.
“We had a bid yesterday evening,” Howe said, as quoted by the BBC website. “Why it come in the day before our season has finished, I don’t know.
“It was from West Ham but the bid was rejected and we have no intention to sell. We want to try to improve our squad, not weaken it.”
Wilson has a track record as consistent scorer, although he has spent most of his career in the lower divisions.
The Englishman hit 21 goals in League One for Coventry in the 2013-14 season before scoring 20 in the Championship as Bournemouth won promotion.
He began the season impressively for Howe’s team in the Premier League but has not yet proved to be a regular scorer in the top flight.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Juventus are eyeing a double move for Spurs duo amid doubts over their futures.