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The England international is focusing on maintaining his current club in the Premier League after so much failing to replicate last term’s exploits.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson accepts his form this year doesn’t justify speculation of a move into the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

The 28-year-old was also heavily linked with a switch to United last summer and in the first weeks of the campaign amid rumours he could be a replacement for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium global’s sale to Inter.

But after scoring eight goals in 28 games this year and enduring a four-month drought in the Premier League, Wilson admits his focus must be on trying to maintain Bournemouth at the top flight.

“Of course it’s flattering, they are terrific clubs, enormous clubs in the league,” Wilson told Sky Sports when asked about previous interest.

“There were links and discussions but I am not one to read papers or hear too much news.

“Last season, my performances were very consistent and, when there were links, I tried to remain at a specific level and play nicely.

“Any player would love to play at the Champions League and advancement, that is what I’ve based my entire career on.

“First and foremost are clearly keeping Bournemouth upward and secure and that I have not been good enough this year to be talking about things like this.

“I put it to the back of my head and tried to concentrate on myself.”

Former Coventry ahead Wilson has earned four England caps and is trusting the postponement of Euro 2020 for a year on account of this coronavirus pandemic will give him the chance to claim a spot at Gareth Southgate’s squad for the championship.

“I have not been consistent enough with great performances this year but I don’t have any doubt that when the season gets going again, or if it is next year, I’ll pick up.

“I have put things behind me and I am ready to go again.

“You will find English strikers who have been doing well this year and could have fancied their chances for the Euros, but it being set back another year, we will see who’s the most consistent.

“It is about focusing on your golf club and international soccer comes on the back of that.

“I’ll only be focusing on myself, week in, week out and then come the end of the following season, hopefully, I will find myself in the group.”