BOSS Eddie Howe reiterated his intention to keep Callum Wilson and insisted: “Everything has just been speculation.”

Rumours have been rife surrounding Cherries’ star frontman, with Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham all reportedly interested in the 26-year-old.

But Howe revealed Cherries had not had any interest in their players.

Asked whether he was confident of keeping Wilson, Howe said: “I am confident. We have had no interest in any of our players, everything has just been speculation, which you understand. This is the month for it.”

The Daily Star this week reported Cherries wanted £75million for the Coventry-born hitman.

But Howe dismissed the figure as “not important”.

He added: “I don’t want to place any more pressure on Callum or any of my players in my team by talking about things that aren’t important.

“What would be important is Callum working hard for the team and producing his best performances on a consistent basis.

“For him, thinking about transfer fees, values or other clubs – I would recommend he focuses on Bournemouth and our games to come.”

Wilson has missed Cherries’ past two games against Brighton and Everton through injury.

He has been shown back in training ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with West Ham (3pm).

“Callum has been on the grass once this week. We are going to have to make a very late call on him,” added Howe.

“With hamstring injuries you have to be very careful. As much as we want him back fit we have to make sure we protect the long term.

“Apart from that, without the long-term injuries, we are okay.”