Report: PL club show late interest in Chelsea player who is on the verge of £34m transfer

Southampton are now said to be admirers of Tammy Abraham, despite the Chelsea centre-forward’s destiny seemingly set on Serie A.

This is according to The Athletic, who report that the Saints would be keen on taking Abraham on loan this season.

The south coast side just lost Danny Ings to Aston Villa and therefore need a player to fill his position.

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Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong appears to be top priority. However, Southampton want to see how the Abraham situation strings out.

The 23-year-old is edging ever close to an exit from Stamford Bridge, as Romelu Lukaku tip-toes his way toward South West London.

It is just not clear where the Chelsea academy product will end up next.

Gianluca Di Marzio stated that Atalanta are preparing to spend £34m on the striker, as they anticipate the departure of Duvan Zapata to Inter Milan.

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Zapata is being lined up as the successor to Lukaku’s throne if, or when, he signs for the Blues.

Atalanta would of course need their own attacking issues to be resolved, hence why they have turned to Abraham.

None of this transfer merry-go-round is set in stone, which is partly the reason behind Southampton’s sudden intrigue.

Yet, they want to sign the Chelsea wantaway on loan rather than buy him in full.

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Unfortunately for the coastal club, the Blues want money in return for Abraham.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.