BOSS Eddie Howe reiterated Callum Wilson’s future would be with Cherries after speculation of a switch to Chelsea intensified.

The Express this week claimed the Blues were in a “strong position” to bring to Stamford Bridge the England international in January.

Frontman Wilson has enjoyed a sublime start to the campaign, netting nine times in 18 games.

He could line up against the Blues when Cherries visit Stamford Bridge in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup tomorrow (7.45pm).

The Cherries boss had last month scotched rumours of a move for the 26-year-old and insisted: “I’m looking to build a team.”

Addressing the fresh speculation, Howe said: “Callum getting linked with other clubs, I think in some respects I would almost want that with every player.

“It means they are performing at their highest level and doing very well in the league they are in, so I have no problem with it.

“From my perspective, Callum’s future is here. He is a massive part of what we are doing and I just want to see him continue to score goals for us.”

A £3million signing from Coventry in 2014, Wilson struck the opener as Cherries recorded a famous 3-0 win at Chelsea in January.