By Pranav Shahaney

30th Jul, 2021 | 12:10pm

West Ham handed transfer boost as Chelsea slash price for Tammy Abraham

Chelsea are reportedly willing to slash Tammy Abraham’s transfer valuation to £35million amid interest from West Ham and other Premier League clubs.

According to The Sun, The Blues were holding out for £40million, but have struggled to find any takers at that price, with Arsenal, Aston Villa and the Hammers all wanting them to lower their demands.

However, West Ham are still hoping for Chelsea to bring it down even further and ideally do a deal at £30million.

Begin negotiations

The England international has been on our radar for the last few months and we’ve still not got close to completing a move for him this summer.

Since Sebastien Haller left in January, we’ve been without a recognised number nine, and with only two weeks left to go for the new season, that hasn’t changed.

Strikers are expensive in today’s day and age but it’s a priority position so we’re sure the club will allocate funds to help strengthen in that area of the pitch.

Abraham, who’s been referred to as “elite” by Trevor Sinclair on talkSPORT [06:00, 21/05/21], will be a phenomenal addition to our squad and could be the player that takes us to the next level.

We’ve got to be smart here and ensure that we start making moves toward getting the player to the London Stadium as soon as possible.

Chelsea themselves need the funds to finance a deal for a striker, so they would be willing to sell him for lower if it’s the only offer that’s on the table for him.

Villa are understood to be interested but they only signed Ollie Watkins last summer so unless they don’t change their system, Abraham won’t be a guaranteed starter there.

This likely makes it a two-way tussle with Arsenal and we’re waiting to see who wins the battle to sign the 23-year-old.

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