Report: Chelsea striker Abraham would prefer West Ham as destination

Report: £82k-a-week Chelsea player would prefer move to London rivals over other suitors

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham would reportedly prefer to join London rivals West Ham over other suitors this summer.

According to the Mirror, the 23-year-old would be “most keen” on a move to West Ham.

It is understood that West Ham and Aston Villa are among the interested clubs in the Blues striker. Both are open to signing him either on loan or a permanent basis for the upcoming season.

In addition, the report states Chelsea view Abraham as a £50million-rated player they may try use as a makeweight in a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Abraham, who earns £82,000-a-week, has been heavily linked so far this summer with an exit. 

He scored 12 goals in 32 appearances last season across all competitions, but struggled for minutes in the second half of the season under current manager Thomas Tuchel. 

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Chelsea academy graduate Abraham could smash it at West Ham

It would be popuar to keep Abraham as part of the Chelsea squad, but in reality he won’t play a great deal. 

The Blues frontman is another super talent to be developed by the academy, so they can be extremely proud of him.

There is every chance he would rip it up if he joins West Ham.

His return of 26 goals in 89 Premier League appearances is encouraging for a youngster and he can be a natural finisher around the box. 

West Ham’s participation in Europe means they need extra depth, which is why Abraham looks ideal for them on paper.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.