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Arsenal join the race for Chelsea’s outcast striker Abraham

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Tammy Abraham as Chelsea look to sell the forward this summer.

Abraham has been offered to a number of clubs after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge, featuring for just 140 minutes in the Premier League following the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January.

 

The 23-year-old was left out of the Chelsea squad entirely on occasion, including for the Champions League final victory over Manchester City, and looks set to leave this summer following a frustrating spell on the sidelines.

Reports this week revealed that Chelsea had hoped to include the England international as part of a deal to lure Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, though the Bundesliga side have so far remained insistent that the 20-year-old is not for sale during the current window.

West Ham and Aston Villa have also been linked with a move for the forward, who helped fire the latter to promotion to the Premier League during a prolific season on loan at Villa Park in 2018/19.

According to the Telegraph, Abraham has also been offered to both Tottenham and Inter Milan, with Arsenal having now reportedly joined the race for a player whose price tag has been set at around £40m.

Arsenal are considering additions at centre-forward with the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah uncertain, and signings between the London rivals have not been uncommon in recent seasons with Olivier Giroud, Petr Cech, David Luiz and Willian amongst the players to have crossed the divide.

Abraham – who has finished as Chelsea’s leading scorer in each of the past two seasons – was boyhood fan of the Gunners and could relish a move to the Emirates as he seeks regular first-team football and a return to the England squad.

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