Sources: West Ham hit by striker hammer blow as rival £100K-a-week deal agreed
EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
West Ham have ended their pursuit of Callum Wilson after he agreed new contract terms with Bournemouth, Football Insider understands.
Bournemouth had slapped a £50million price tag on Wilson and have now moved to tie down their star man by settling the terms of a bumper new deal.
A club source has told Football Insider that Wilson is set to sign a new five-year deal worth £100,000 a week in the next 24 hours and further commit to the side he joined in 2014 from Coventry City.
Wilson only signed a new contract last year, but Bournemouth have moved quickly to ward off any bids from West Ham by agreeing a club-record new contract with him.
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West Ham were considering a move for Wilson as they continue their hunt for new strikers this summer after selling Marko Arnatovic and Lucas Perez this summer and releasing Andy Carroll.
It is a huge blow to the Hammers, who are on the lookout for two senior forwards after giving the green light for Marko Arnautovic to join Shanghai SIPG for £25million.and Lucas Perez’s move back to Spain.
Wilson scored 15 goals and supplied 10 assists in 33 games for the Cherries last season and he has established himself as a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Keeping Wilson will come as a massive boost to Bournemouth ahead of the start of the new Premier League season next month.
In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club set to submit a £14million player bid after Premier League rivals pull out of the race.