West Ham United “will still make an attempt” for Tammy Abraham this summer despite their manager, David Moyes already ruling them out of paying the £40m that Chelsea supposedly want for our leading goalscorer.
Said attempt will thus most likely be a loan, as reported by The Athletic this morning, with West Ham banking on no other team being willing to pay that much and thus forcing Chelsea’s hand in the matter. Abraham might not be willing to sign a new contract at the club, but he will still have two years left on his current contract after this season.
Abraham has hardly played in the last couple months and looks not at all part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans — while Chelsea continue to be linked with big-money striker signings as well.
As part of @David_Ornstein's column this week, I explain why #WHUFC haven't given up hope of signing #CFC striker Tammy Abraham despite being sacred off by his £40m valuation. Full story here: https://t.co/8Q6dohpudk— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) May 10, 2021
Abraham’s fellow Chelsea Academy graduate, Marc Guehi will be in a similar position this summer after seeing Chelsea reportedly activate a 12-month extension in his contract to tie him to the club until 2023 as well.
That won’t necessarily guarantee him a place back at Chelsea next season however, with the club apparently ready to deal around £15-20m or perhaps explore yet another loan for the 20-year-old, who’s excelled at Swansea City in the Championship this season. Should Swansea earn their promotion through the playoffs, they would be prime candidates for that once again, even.