Report: Club are now ready to break their transfer record to sign 'incredible' Chelsea player

Atalanta are reportedly ready to break their own transfer record to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. 

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Italian club Atalanta are willing to splash €40million (£34million) on the Blues centre-forward.

The report explains that the Serie A club have an advantage over English rivals that also want to sign the 23-year-old.

First of all, Chelsea would prefer to sell Abraham abroad rather than to a Premier League rival. In addition, the Blues academy graduate is intrigued to the idea of playing Champions League football next season with Atalanta, so could prefer to join them over suitors Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham.

Di Marzio reports Atalanta are ready to make the purchase, but it’s part of a larger transfer cycle. In theory, Inter Milan will sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea. That will lead to Inter signing Duvan Zapata from Atalanta, who will then sign Abraham.

Abraham is a huge talent to come out of the Chelsea academy, with John Terry referring to him as “incredible” back in 2019.

He’s scored 30 goal in 82 senior games for his boyhood club, but clearly isn’t a first-choice attacker under manager Thomas Tuchel. 

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Tammy Abraham would bang at Atalanta, Chelsea fans would miss him

If Abraham leaves Chelsea this summer, then he will be missed by Blues supporters. He’s scored a few memorable goals, including a winner against Arsenal.

It looks like Atalanta could be a match made in heaven for him though and it’s easy to picture him thriving in the Italian league due to the style of play. 

He possesses the all-round game to hold the ball up, but he’s also quick and a threat in the 18-yard box. 

Unfortunately, Chelsea are setting the sights on the elite number nines in the game right now. It’s going to be exciting to see the kind of player Abraham can become away from the Bridge.

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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.