West Ham United have been waiting all summer for the chance to sign Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham.
It has been clear since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Chelsea that Abraham does not have a future with the Blues.
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West Ham insider ExWHUemployee revealed in April that Abraham was David Moyes’s number one target this summer.
Well it’s taken all summer but that bid has finally been launched by the west Londoners with an offer of £85m plus Marcos Alonso being submitted to Inter Milan (Sky Sports).
The bid is expected to be rejected but talk in Italy is that cash-strapped Inter will accept a cash bid of over £100m.
Blues have started £130m Abraham triangle but Moyes knows West Ham are second choice
With Abraham said to be valued between £30-40m, it is the first move in a £130-40m triangle but West Ham know they are second choice.
That’s despite the insider claiming less than three weeks ago that Abraham was ‘keen’ on a move to West Ham.
It leaves Moyes and West Ham with a huge dilemma.
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Does the Hammers boss continue to wait and see what develops with Chelsea’s Lukaku move in the hope Arsenal look elsewhere and Abraham has little other option than a move to the London Stadium?
Or do West Ham pro-actively go out and try to bring another striker such as Breel Embolo, Marcus Thuram or winger-cum-forward Abdallah Sima to the club?
With injury prone converted winger Michail Antonio as his only senior forward, Moyes would be taking a big gamble waiting for Abraham.
And West Ham fans are understandably exasperated by the club’s window so far given Moyes and David Sullivan have had since January to identify and move for Sebastien Haller’s replacement.
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