Bournemouth 'realistic' over permanent deal for Wilshere


Bournemouth could look to sign on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere on a permanent basis, according to chairman Jeff Mostyn. 

Wilshere moved to the Vitality Stadium from Arsenal in August, with the season-long deal offering him the chance to play first-team football on a more regular basis.

Having made his debut off the bench in the 1-0 win over West Brom on September 10, the England international has started the club's last two Premier League fixtures.

Mostyn remains "realistic" over the possibility of a permanent deal, admitting the player will determine his future at the end of the campaign.

"I think anything is possible. The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfil what he wants," he told the Evening Standard.

"Whether or not we will go beyond a season, I think everything is possible.

"You have to be realistic and Jack may well consider his home to be back at Arsenal. If that was the case then we couldn't disagree with his decision - and the decision will be his.

"But if there is a possibility and Eddie Howe decides that he's somebody he wants to keep, it will be up to him.

"He will have to persuade [owner] Maxim Demin to unload a huge treasure chest in order to keep him. That would be the $64m question - it may even be the £64m transfer fee!"