West Ham United’s hopes of signing striker Tammy Abraham could be dealt a huge blow thanks to a bright idea from Chelsea.
The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for the Chelsea outcast as David Moyes searches for a new striker.
Abraham is resigned to leaving Chelsea this summer according to a recent report from The Daily Mail.
Hammers long linked with Chelsea outcast Tammy
It comes after the forward was almost completely frozen out at Chelsea following the arrival of Thomas Tuchel as Blues boss.
The striker clearly has no future at Chelsea who are reportedly trying to sign Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
But West Ham could be dealt a massive blow in their attempts to land the Abraham.
That’s after it emerged in The Telegraph this morning that Chelsea have floated the idea to Dortmund of including Abraham in their deal for Haaland.
Blow for Moyes hopes after Chelsea float idea to Dortmund over Abraham swap in Haaland deal?
That’s according to the latest update from The Telegraph’s Chelsea reporter Matt Law.
“Chelsea pursuing Haaland interest,” Law wrote on Twitter alongside his Telegraph article on the current situation.
“Chelsea have also explored if Dortmund would be interested in Abraham.”
While West Ham are looking to spend around £30m on a striker, Chelsea’s interest in Haaland could cost them in excess of £150m.
So the Blues are said to be looking to include Abraham to soften the financial burden and tempt Dortmund into doing business.
The transfer window opens tomorrow.
Options narrowing for Moyes before window even opens?
But already it seems West Ham’s reported options are dwindling.
Abraham’s fellow West Ham striker target Ivan Toney will stay at Brentford after helping the Bees seal promotion to the Premier League.
Odsonne Edouard looks set for a move to Leicester despite West Ham co-owner David Sullivan reportedly ‘mandating’ agents to get a deal done for the Moyes target back in April (Football Insider).
And another alleged Hammers forward target Olivier Giroud has extended his contract with Chelsea.
There are also concerns among some West Ham fans that another of Moyes’s reported targets, Abdallah Sima, is not a striker given the Senegalese teenager plays wide for Slavia Prague.
But given Moyes’s record for converting wide players into potent forwards that should not concern fans too much.