Tammy Abraham will be left with no option but to leave Chelsea if Thomas Tuchel signs another striker, according to football.london reporter Sam Inkersole.
Abraham has fallen out of favour under Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as the Blues’ boss in January.
The striker has made just six Premier League appearances since the appointment of Tuchel, which has put other Premier League sides on high alert.
Should Chelsea keep Tammy Abraham?
West Ham United are interested in signing the striker – and are thought to be in pole position should he decide to leave Stamford Bridge – ahead of their Europa League campaign, while Aston Villa are keen to sign Abraham having seen him play such a key role in their promotion from the Championship in 2019.
Abraham scored 26 goals in just 40 appearances as Villa returned to the Premier League via the play-offs.
The 23-year-old only has one year remaining on his Chelsea deal, but Inkersole insists Abraham’s departure is not a forgone conclusion.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “I wouldn’t say it’s a dead cert that he will leave because there’s not a lot of depth in the attacking talent at the football club.
“Abraham only played 17 Premier League minutes since February.
“It depends if Chelsea bring in another frontman. If they do, then the writing might be on the wall for Abraham. But if they don’t, then I still think he might have a role to play.”
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