CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe insisted he would not entertain interest in Callum Wilson from other clubs and said he did not want to “break” the team he was building.

Striker Wilson, called up to the England squad yesterday, is rumoured to be attracting admiring glances from Premier League big guns Chelsea.

The Mirror reported the Blues had “stepped up their scouting of Wilson and are having him watched on a regular basis between now and the end of the year”.

The tabloid stated Maurizio Sarri’s side “could firm up their interest as early as January” if the former Coventry City hotshot continued his fine form.

But asked if he would entertain any interest should it come, Howe told the Daily Echo: “Of course not. From my position, sitting here as the manager, I’m looking to build a team.

“I still feel we are a relatively new team with this group of players and the signings we made in the summer.

“I’m really pleased with how the squad is set up and the structure of it and I don’t want to break that.”

Wilson, who has scored seven goals in 13 appearances this campaign, is contracted to the Dorset club until 2022 having signed a new deal in July.

He bagged his 50th goal for Cherries in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.