Speaking live on air (via Football Daily), Sky Sports have dropped a transfer claim involving West Ham United and Tammy Abraham as they share the latest on Chelsea’s striker.
The Lowdown: West Ham in Abraham hunt…
West Ham have been linked with a move for the Englishman for a quite a while, with reliable reports as far back as April detailing the Irons’ interest in a move.
David Moyes has earmarked the signing of a striker as one of his top priorities this summer and Abraham has remained on the list.
Football Insider even claimed recently that the Hammers were in pole position for his signing, but Sky Sports have now brought their own update.
The Latest: Sky Sports drop live TV claim…
Speaking on live TV, Sky have made a claim on Abraham and Chelsea’s stance towards selling him this summer.
As per the broadcast giant, West Ham are still very much interested in signing the 23-year-old and Thomas Tuchel’s side will now consider offers.
“Chelsea will consider offers for Tammy Abraham the striker,” Sky Sports explained (via FD).
“We know that Arsenal are interested, West Ham also keen on Abraham, Arsenal would prefer an initial loan but it’s thought that Chelsea want a permanent deal for Abraham and it’s thought Chelsea are looking for upwards of £40 million if they’re going to let him go.
“It looks like his future lies elsewhere.”
The Verdict: Too much?
Moyes explained recently that a price tag of £40m could be too steep for West Ham to afford this summer, so this update could potentially come as a mixed bag.
Lauded as a ‘phenomenal player‘ by former Premier League manager Alex McLeish, the young forward would arguably be an ideal striker signing for West Ham given his experience in the English top flight and towering physical presence at 6 foot 2.
However, if Chelsea are stubborn in lowering their valuation, Moyes and co may be forced to look elsewhere and time is not on their side – especially with the transfer window deadline looming at the end of next month.
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