Arsenal are getting closer to signing Tammy Abraham from Chelsea, as the Gunners prepare to satisfy their demands.
Arsenal is willing to agree to Tammy Abraham’s desired personal terms in order to sign the Chelsea striker this summer.
To pull Chelsea forward to the Emirates this summer, Arsenal is willing to match Tammy Abraham’s wage demands. Abraham, who has fallen out of favor at Stamford Bridge, might become Arsenal’s newest striker.
Abraham, who earns roughly £80,000 a week at Chelsea, wants £125,000 a week, and the Gunners have suggested that they are willing to meet that demand in negotiations.
Chelsea are willing to loan the 23-year-old out this summer with the possibility of a permanent deal in order to bankroll a £160 million bid for Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland from Norway.
Arsenal are the front-runners to sign Abraham, though West Ham and Aston Villa are also keen – but Chelsea’s £40 million asking price for the striker is deterring potential suitors.
Chelsea and Arsenal have yet to reach an agreement, but Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is keen to send Abraham across the capital to bolster his squad.
Thomas Tuchel’s plans for this season do not include Abraham, who only played 17 minutes of football under the German in the final three months of last season.
The Londoner, on the other hand, has 30 goals in 82 outings for Chelsea and is a proven Premier League goalscorer.
A move for Abraham could be contingent on Arsenal selling players like Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
The duo’s Emirates contracts are coming to an end in the next 12 months, and while Nketiah has been offered a new agreement, he is yet to sign it and could leave this summer.
Meanwhile, Dortmund is holding out on Haaland, claiming that they do not want to sell their prized Norwegian striker, who scored 41 goals in all competitions last season.
Chelsea is also interested in Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Italian club has rejected any prospective move, therefore alternative options, such as Stuttgart’s Sasa Kaladzic, are also being considered.
While the Blues have yet to make a summer signing, Arsenal have already signed Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga, and are expected to sign Brighton defender Ben White. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”