Bournemouth are hesitant about making a move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere permanent in the summer, according to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
Manager Eddie Howe is aware that the club will need to break their transfer record if they want to land the 25-year-old. The Cherries boss paid Liverpool £15million for Jordon Ibe last summer to break their previous record but the transfer has not been a success so far with the winger struggling for form and game time.
Wilshere has however been a regular under Howe so far this campaign but in 21 appearances, the midfielder has not scored a goal and has provided just two assists. Even with Wilshere heading into his final year of his Gunners’ contract next summer, Arsenal would demand more than £15million, and that would seem a stumbling block to any permanent switch to the Vitality stadium.
Considering the Gunners’ struggles in central midfield in recent weeks, Wilshere could have found himself playing regularly at the Emirates, but doubts over his long term future at the club centre around the lack of discussions over a new deal.
The England international is believed to be looking for guarantees over first team football, but it seems manager Arsene Wenger can not give any assurances to Wilshere. With both Arsene Wenger and Wilshere’s future up in the air, the summer could prove very interesting indeed.