West Ham’s planned offer for Chelsea star Tammy Abraham as three other clubs eye transfer

Tammy Abraham discusses his development at Chelsea

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West Ham are planning to try and sign Chelsea star Tammy Abraham on loan when the transfer window reopens, according to reports. The England international has scored 12 goals across all competitions this term. But with Thomas Tuchel overlooking him in recent times, a move away from Stamford Bridge could be on the cards.

West Ham have enjoyed a terrific campaign under David Moyes, with the Scot guiding them to the cusp of European football.

And they’re looking to bolster their squad at the end of the season, with Abraham emerging as a target.

Moyes recently insisted West Ham wouldn’t be able to sign Abraham because of his £40million price tag, saying: “It would rule us out completely.

“We will be ruled out. So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out.

“We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.

“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”

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And the Athletic say West Ham will now try and sign Abraham on loan.

They’re hoping their path to the player will be relatively free given Chelsea’s insistence on a £40m fee for their No 9.

But that isn’t currently the case, with the likes of Aston Villa, Leicester City and Newcastle also admirers of the 23-year-old.

Abraham was a regular under Frank Lampard at Chelsea, sparkling under the former Blues boss after successful loan spells at Bristol City and Aston Villa.

But he’s struggled for action under Tuchel, who appears to have other preferences when it comes to his attack.

Furthermore, Chelsea are hoping to sign a new striker when the transfer window reopens – with several names currently under consideration.


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Erling Haaland is their dream signing, with the Borussia Dortmund star scoring over 35 goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined this term.

Yet while the Norway international is talented his signing is far from straightforward, with many of Europe’s elite clubs also keen on a deal.

Romelu Lukaku is being eyed by Chelsea, too.

The Belgium international was written off as a Manchester United flop when he joined Inter Milan but he’s flourished at the San Siro, firing Antonio Conte’s side to the Scudetto.

Inter have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, however, and may be forced into selling Lukaku to balance the books.

They also owe United a payment over Lukaku to add to their woes.

And a third option for Chelsea is Sergio Aguero, whose Manchester City exit has already been announced ahead of the end of the season.

Meanwhile, speaking recently, Simon Jordan expressed a belief Abraham was good enough to play for the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United.

“I think he can play at the very highest level,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“But for reasons of style of play, I very much doubt it’s attitude because the feedback I get on this boy is that he’s a very good, decent young man, and if you look at his goalscoring record which is close to one in two, but I just don’t think he fits into the model that Chelsea have for the way they want to play currently.

“With the personnel they’ve got there, Thomas Tuchel is maximising the potential and setting them up in a certain way.

“Tammy Abraham going out of Chelsea, I think he’s got a couple of years left on his contract, that means the club can hold out for a value.

“Then you’ve got two considerations in there. You’ve got a Covid-19 landscape and what is value in this marketplace and where are people going to go? At £40 million does he represent a market price given the landscape of football finances?

“And where will he go to from the player’s aspiration side of things? If I was a chairman of a football club, a top six club which is where I think he’ll land, whether that’s in Europe or this particular league, I think £40m is probably a little bit toppy as a straight, nailed-on payment.

“I think if you get there you start buying at £25m, £30m and you get £10m worth of add-ons based on goals and performances which he’ll get, I think you’ll get to £40m.

“Whether it’s a club like Barcelona, because I can see him going somewhere like that, or a club in Italy, or one of the top six in this country.

“I think this boy can play in a Man United side. I think he’s a really good player, I’m surprised he’s not featuring, but I can also see the way Chelsea are setting up that he doesn’t and won’t give them what they want in that particular set-up.”

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