Chelsea ready to sell West Ham target Tammy Abraham
Chelsea are ready to sell West Ham striker target Tammy Abraham, according to ESPN journalist James Olley.
Writing on the ESPN website, Olley reports that Aston Villa and Newcastle are also interested in the 23-year-old striker with him looking keen to move away from Stamford Bridge.
It is understood that Abraham’s contract talks have already stalled due to Chelsea wanting a new striker in the summer as well as the lack of game-time the England international has endured under Thomas Tuchel.
The Telegraph has previously reported that Chelsea want £40million for Abraham but ESPN’s Olley now claims “there is confidence among the interested parties that a deal could be done for less”.
He also writes: “Abraham will have two years left on his contract at the end of the campaign and sources have told ESPN that Chelsea are willing to offload the striker while they can maximise his value.”
Huge Hammers boost
Signing Abraham is a no-brainer.
West Ham need a new striker in the summer after failing to replace Sebastien Haller in the January transfer window and Abraham is someone who has proven himself at a high level in the Premier League.
He’s scored 26 times in 88 Premier League appearances in his time at Swansea and Chelsea while he’s also off the mark for England, scoring one in his six caps.
Although he’s been hampered by injury and has been down Tuchel’s pecking order this season, Abraham has still scored 12 times in 31 appearances across all competitions.
That’s more than any West Ham player has managed.
When we saw that Chelsea wanted £40million for Abraham, we were concerned that this wouldn’t happen because the Hammers have splashed big cash on strikers with David Sullivan in the boardroom and they’ve almost always failed.
If we can knock that down to below £30million then we should be going after him hammer and tongs.
In other West Ham news, the Irons have made contact over a deal to sign this Southampton player.