Chelsea ‘expected’ to drop Abraham asking price as Arsenal and West Ham wait

Chelsea are ‘expected’ to drop their asking price for Tammy Abraham before the closure of the transfer window with Arsenal and West Ham waiting to make a move.

Abraham is set to leave Chelsea this summer after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel, the forward featuring for just 140 minutes in the Premier League following the German’s appointment as head coach in January.


Several Premier League sides have monitored the situation of the England international during the transfer window, though Chelsea’s £40m asking price has proven too high for clubs to match.

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal remain keen on a deal for Abraham, but the Gunners’ interest remains dependent on the club’s ability to sell one – or both of – Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.

Both players have entered the final years of their respective deals at the Emirates and have been linked with an exit.

West Ham are also interested in signing the 23-year-old with the Hammers in need of forward additions after failing to sign a replacement following the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

David Moyes’ side have been quiet in the transfer window so far despite securing Europa League qualification, having secured just the permanent signing of Craig Dawson and the loan addition of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

West Ham could firm up in their interest in Abraham should Chelsea  – as ‘expected’ before the closure of the transfer window – drop their asking price.

Abraham scored 12 goals in just 18 starting appearances for Chelsea last season, finishing as the club’s leading scorer in all competitions for a second successive season.

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