David Moyes has ruled West Ham out of the race to sign Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham given his £40 million valuation.
Abraham has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in recent weeks after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, starting just two league fixtures since the German’s arrival as head coach and failing to complete 90 minutes.
The England international is reportedly attracting interest from the likes of Aston Villa, Leicester and West Ham, recent reports having suggested Chelsea are prepared to sell the forward for a figure of around £40m.
Abraham finished as Chelsea’s leading scorer last season with 18 goals in all competitions, whilst he has netted an impressive 12 times from just 18 starts for the west Londoners this term.
Moyes has now discussed potential interest from the Hammers in signing the 23-year-old, ruling his side out of the running and admitting Abraham’s price-tag makes him an unrealistic addition at the London Stadium next season.
“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” said Moyes via Sky Sports. “So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out.
“We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no. Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here.”