Aston Villa have made a bid of an initial £15m plus £5m in add-ons to Bournemouth for Callum Wilson.

As reported by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Bournemouth are holding out for a fixed fee of £17m for the striker, presumably as they’d like as much money as possible up front, which is unsurprising given the nature of the current financial climate.

Wilson, an England international, seems keen to remain in the Premier League and Villa look keen to take him, but a fee still needs to be agreed with The Cherries before the two parties can look to agree personal terms.

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Given that Wilson will want to be in the England squad for next season’s European Championships, a move to the Premier League should appeal to him, and he’d be confident of getting regular game time at Villa given that Dean Smith’s striker options hardly set the world alight last season.

In truth, Wilson didn’t have a great campaign either, which partly explains why he isn’t in the current England squad but with a point to prove, he could be an excellent addition to the Villa sqaud.