'He wants to leave': Reporter claims 23-year-old has decided on his next club after Chelsea
Transfer expert Dean Jones stated that Tammy Abraham would prefer to join West Ham United if he is to leave Chelsea.
Speaking on the Football Terrace YouTube channel, Jones claimed that Abraham had his sights set on a move across the capital.
The 23-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge is under great speculation and has been for some time.
Since falling out of favour with Thomas Tuchel and the rumours of a new no.9 arriving at the club started to swirl, his position seemed perilous.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea have offered Abraham to a variety of teams, including Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
All three have strikers they would like to sign but feel very unattainable unless a mighty deal is struck up.
Nailing the Hammers
There is also intrigue from across the Premier League, particularly from West Ham, who Jones says is Abraham’s favoured next destination.
He said: “Tammy wants to leave. He wants to join West Ham.
“West Ham at the moment can’t afford the £40m to sign him. The player would prefer to stay in London.”
As mentioned, Chelsea are demanding £40m (Telegraph) for the centre-forward, which is causing some hindrance in terms of sorting out a transfer.
Many are unwilling to relinquish that kind of money on one player.
Instead, they would rather spread the finances around on several incomings.
But Abraham is a proven attacker in the top division and would be a handy addition to most sides.
Finishing as Chelsea’s top scorer in consecutive seasons is no mean feat.
Tuchel could do with an efficient goal-getter like that…