Chelsea are reportedly preparing to let their striker Tammy Abraham join Premier League and London rivals Arsenal.
According to the Sun, Arsenal are now looking like favourites to sign the 23-year-old despite interest from Tottenham and West Ham.
It is understood the £40million price tag the Blues put on Abraham’s head is proving to be an issue.
However, Chelsea may now accept the “ideal compromise” of a loan deal with an obligation to buy should he reach a pre-set amount of appearances.
In addition, offloading the £80,000-a-week centre-forward would help the Blues financially to strengthen their own squad.
Abraham’s future has been heavily discussed in the rumour mill this summer, but Arsenal are now supposedly close to signing him with the obligation of a £40million transfer.
It looks like it may be a win-win for all parties involved.
Abraham, who’s popular with Chelsea fans after coming through the academy, deserves to play regularly. But, that’s proving very difficult under current boss Thomas Tuchel.
His potential exit will allow Chelsea to kick on with their own transfer targets and a new forward is imperative if he leaves.
Meanwhile, some Arsenal fans may initially scoff at the idea of Abraham. They shouldn’t though.
He’s a more than capable centre-forward with 30 goals in 82 Chelsea games, so it would be no surprise if he did score regularly at the Emirates Stadium.
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