West Ham United are aiming to strike up a deal with Chelsea so they can secure Tammy Abraham on loan in the summer.
According to The Athletic, West Ham will try and avoid the £40m price tag that hangs over Abraham’s shoulders and snap him up as loanee instead.
David Moyes has already stated that the transfer fee for Chelsea’s young striker was too high.
However, a part-time deal might sound more appealing.
Abraham’s future at Stamford Bridge is under serious scrutiny, having fallen majorly out of favour in the Thomas Tuchel regime.
His last start in any competition was back in February and has since played just 17 minutes of Premier League football.
Remarkably, he remains the Blues joint top scorer this season alongside Timo Werner, which certainly boosts his value.
Add to that his age of just 23, Abraham would be a strong signing for any top flight English side.
Newcastle United, Leicester City and Aston Villa, as well as the Hammers, are all said to be interested.
A lot rests on whether Chelsea manage to bring in another centre-forward in the next window.
Sergio Aguero, Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku are all big names who could potentially find their way to South West London next campaign.
Land any one of these stars and surely Abraham’s fate is sealed.
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It hurts me to say this, but I think Tammy’s time is up.
To be honest, its looked finished for a while.
Tuchel has made it pretty clear how he views Abraham, so why not end this saga and let him enjoy his football again.
West Ham need a new striker, so what’s not to like? I just hope Chelsea don’t put off possible suitors because of their £40m valuation.