Chelsea to offer Tammy Abraham to Tottenham as one of several swap options for Harry Kane
According to ESPN, Chelsea are willing to offer Tottenham Hotspur their choice of several players, including Tammy Abraham, in a player-plus-cash transfer for Harry Kane.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are hopeful of edging Manchester United and Man City in the race to sign Kane, after he informed Spurs of his desires to leave north London (Sky Sports).
But Chelsea fear Daniel Levy could block Kane from moving across the city and lining up in Thomas Tuchel’s side next season, while the Spurs Chairman is expected to demand around £150million to sell the 27-year-old.
Tottenham and Chelsea have shared a broken relationship for the past decade after Levy refused to sell Luka Modric in 2011 despite the Croatian requesting permission to leave, while the Blues’ edging Spurs for Willian two years later failed to improve the rapport.
Yet Chelsea feel Levy’s need to rebuild Tottenham in the event Kane leaves can position them well, by offering several players in part-exchange including striker Abraham and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is another player muted to be in the mix, however the England winger is less likely to leave than Abraham who Chelsea value at £40m given he scored 18 goals and offered six assists in all competitions last season while earning a maiden England call-up.
Abraham has scored 12 goals and matched his tally for assists this season, despite spending a majority of Tuchel’s tenure in the wilderness with just two appearances since being taken off at half-time away to Southampton on February 20.
Abraham is by no means on Kane’s level but could offer Levy an option to at least consider, as Tottenham would then have a striker for their new manager and potentially in excess of £100m to spend on other signings.
The England forward has also shown he can score in the Premier League, the Champions League, the domestic cups and on the international stage, but has found himself out of favour under a new head coach.
Trevor Sinclair also lauds Abraham as ‘he’s got everything’ (talkSPORT) and would suit any top side, and a fresh breath of life in north London could see the 23-year-old prove Tuchel wrong for one of Chelsea’s biggest rivals with Levy likely having free reign to his signature.