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Southampton also keeping an eye on Tammy Abraham; Chelsea drive hard bargain on Iké Ugbo — reports

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Aston Villa signed Danny Ings from Southampton, which means that Saints are looking for a new striker. While their primary target is Adam Armstrong of Blackburn Rovers, should they fail to agree a deal, Tammy Abraham could be an option as well.

According to the Athletic, Evening Standard and talkSPORT, Southampton are keeping an eye on the situation, though would only be interested in a loan move, which is probably not what we (or Abraham for that matter) would want.

Arsenal, West Ham, and most recently, Atalanta have also been linked with the 23-year-old, with the latter said to be leading the race. A meeting with Chelsea is scheduled for early next week, reports Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness).


Meanwhile, transfer negotiations between Chelsea and KRC Genk for Iké Ugbo are still ongoing, as per the Athletic. The Belgian top division club have seen three bids rejected with Chelsea holding out for the full £5m asking price.

While there is optimism that an agreement will be reached, newly promoted Serie A side Salernitana are also interested, and have held talks with Chelsea as well, as per Sportitalia (via Inside Futbol).