Report: 'Unbelievable' player knows that Arsenal want to sign him... and he's tempted to join
Tammy Abraham is said to know that Arsenal are interested in him and the Chelsea striker could be tempted into a move to the Emirates Stadium, the Athletic report.
Arsenal have emerged as one of the favourites to sign Abraham, whose future at Stamford Bridge now looks very uncertain.
The rangy striker has struggled to break into Thomas Tuchel’s side of late, with Chelsea seemingly preferring alternative options up-front.
As a result, Arsenal appear to be sensing an opportunity, as they look for their own striker.
Abraham is said to be admired by several ‘influential’ people at the Gunners, including manager Mikel Arteta.
That is no real surprise, as Abraham actually scored against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, so Arteta has seen first-hand the damage he can do.
Abraham would be stepping away from Champions League football if he was to move to the Emirates Stadium, but he still apparently would be open to the prospect of joining the Gunners.
The problem for Arsenal is that any transfer could be difficult to do.
Chelsea are apparently wanting £40 million for the striker, who Jack Grealish called ‘unbelievable (Instagram), and that could make him an expensive addition in an area where Arsenal may not immediately need signings.
The Gunners do still have Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette at the club, while Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun could act as back-up.
Abraham would bring Arsenal more physical presence up-front and he has proven a regular scorer at Premier League level, if given chances.
But any deal may be entirely dependent on just how many players Arsenal sell this summer.
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