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Toon in a hurry to do Wil­son deal

- By CRAIG HOPE Sports · Bournemouth · A.F.C. Bournemouth · Newcastle United Football Club · Steve Bruce · Middlesbrough · Middlesbrough F.C. · Dwight Gayle · Scarborough F.C. · Lewis Wing · Andrew Carroll · Matt Ritchie

CAL­LUM WIL­SON is wait­ing for Bournemout­h and New­cas­tle to agree a deal on his pro­posed move to St James’ Park, with Steve Bruce’s need for sign­ings greater than ever after a 5-1 drub­bing at Mid­dles­brough. New­cas­tle’s pre-sea­son is turn­ing into a night­mare for the head coach, with se­ri­ous in­juries to goal­keeper Martin Dubravka and striker Dwight Gayle fol­lowed by yes­ter­day’s heavy loss at Boro. New­cas­tle cap­tain Ja­maal Las­celles and Boro’s Lewis Wing were both sent off after an off-the-ball al­ter­ca­tion. They will be sus­pended when the two sides have a re­match on Mon­day. By that point, Bruce is hop­ing to have 28-year-old Wil­son on board. Andy Car­roll re­mains his only fit striker, with Gayle set to be out for up to 12 weeks. Sources close to Bournemout­h say they are still wait­ing for an of­fi­cial ap­proach from New­cas­tle but expect an of­fer is in­com­ing. A swap deal in­volv­ing Matt Ritchie plus cash has been mooted but in­sid­ers say Bournemout­h will stand firm in their val­u­a­tion of Wil­son. New­cas­tle have also been in talks with for­mer Bournemout­h winger Ryan Fraser, 26, who is now a free agent.

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