CALLUM Wilson has become the “number one transfer target” of West Ham, should they sell striker Marko Arnautovic – according to the Daily Mail.

The publication claims the Hammers “want to make an ambitious play for Wilson’s signature” as a replacement for the Austrian, who has been linked with a move to an unnamed Chinese Super League club.

The speculation comes less than 24 hours after Sky Sports said Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had been willing to pay "up to £50million" for Wilson if he could not sign Gonzalo Higuain.

The Cherries striker has scored 10 goals in 23 matches this season and netted on his England debut against the United States in November.

Last month, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola revealed the Stamford Bridge club's interest in Wilson.

However, Cherries boss Eddie Howe has consistently said the 26-year-old is not for sale.

A bargain £3million purchase from Coventry in 2014, Wilson has scored 53 times in 138 appearances for the Dorset club.