David Moyes has ruled West Ham United out of the race for Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a summer move for Abraham as Moyes searches for a new striker.
Hammers heavily linked with Chelsea outcast
Respected Stratford-based Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who has close ties at Chelsea, also claimed West Ham are interested in signing Abraham.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made it clear Abraham has no future at the club. And the German intends to sign a stellar striker this summer.
There was mixed news for West Ham when Abraham was effectively transfer listed this week.
According to The Telegraph Chelsea have put the forward up for sale but reportedly slapped a £40m price tag on the 23-year-old.
Moyes was asked about his reported interest in Abraham ahead of Monday’s game at Burnley.
Moyes rules West Ham out of Abraham race and lifts lid on summer transfer budget
And the Scot said that kind of price tag would rule West Ham out of the running (The West Ham Way).
Moyes also suggested that kind of figure could be more representative of his entire transfer budget come the summer.
“It (Abraham at £40m plus) would rule us out completely,” Moyes said when asked if that was West Ham’s market (The West Ham Way).
“We will be ruled out. So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out. We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price No.
‘I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for one player’
“It may well be (that £40-45m is our total spend). But you never know here.
“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”
Chelsea are known for getting good money for their unwanted stars.
It is debatable whether Abraham is worth that kind of money.
But one person who thinks he is and also that he is too good for West Ham, is talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan. Read the full story below.