Chelsea is aware of Arsenal’s interest in Tammy Abraham, according to reports.
Tammy Abraham’s future at Chelsea is in doubt this summer.
Arsenal has reportedly indicated interest in signing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, with specifics on the talks surfacing. The Gunners have been busy in the early stages of the summer transfer season, announcing two moves, one of which will bring Ben White to the club soon.
Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga have both joined for just over £20 million, with White’s arrival bringing the total to £70 million.
However, additional additions are expected before the season begins, with Mikel Arteta eager to improve the goalkeeping situation.
Mat Ryan was apparently wanted by Arsenal to replace Bernd Leno as the No. 2 goalkeeper, but he has now accepted to join Real Sociedad.
To assist relieve the pressure on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the club is looking to sign another forward.
Alexandre Lacazette’s future is also unknown, given his contract only has one year left on it.
Last season, the Frenchman was the first pick to play through the middle, with Aubameyang frequently deployed out wide.
And it appears that Arsenal has identified Chelsea’s Abraham as a potential summer transfer target.
Chelsea are “know” of Arsenal’s interest, according to trade analyst Fabrizio Romano, albeit no formal offer has been made.
The talks are also not at a “advanced” stage, implying that Arsenal is still debating whether or not to make a move.
When Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January, Abraham fell out of favor at Chelsea.
Up until Lampard’s expulsion, the 23-year-old was a regular under Lampard and was Chelsea’s leading Premier League scorer.
After Tuchel took over, Abraham battled for playing time, appearing in just eight Premier League games in the second half of the season.
In the Champions League final victory over Manchester City at the end of May, he wasn’t even named in the matchday squad.
Chelsea appears to be ready to sell the striker this summer, with a £40 million asking price being suggested.
Chelsea are yet to make any transfers this summer, but they have already recouped about £30 million in outgoings, with Fikayo Tomori, Victor Moses, and Olivier Giroud all completing permanent deals away from the club.
Tuchel sees a new out-and-out striker as essential, with Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, and Erling Haaland all being heavily linked.