West Ham have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, with ESPN claiming the Blues have suspended talks over a new deal.
Chelsea were expected to offer Abraham a new contract in the coming months. But with Thomas Tuchel going for other options up top and continued talk of Erling Haaland, it seems the club have now halted talks with Abraham.
His current deal is set to expire in 2023, with ESPN claiming his wages of £50k-a-week was something the player and club were looking to increase.
West Ham are said to be keen on Abraham and could see this as an opening to try and sign the England striker. The Sun claimed just a few weeks back that the Hammers were keeping tabs on the Chelsea man.
Abraham has struggled this season and even more so since Tuchel came in. But he is proven in the PL, with 18 goals for the Blues last season as Frank Lampard trusted in youth.
The Hammers, meanwhile, are actively seeking a new striker after failing to replace Sebastien Haller in the January window.
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The Hammers have to take advantage here and make their move for Abraham. It’s clear there is some issue with the forward at Chelsea and it’s clear Tuchel isn’t his biggest fan.
Abraham will want to be the main attraction somewhere and West Ham may give him that chance. He may also get European football with the Hammers, given their fine form this season.
This really is a no-brainer for West Ham, who should be going all out to land Abraham now.