Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku could hold the key to West Ham United signing Tammy Abraham this summer.
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Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee revealed this week that Abraham is now David Moyes’s new number one target this summer.
It comes after several sources linked West Ham with a move for Abraham as his Chelsea future looks increasingly uncertain.
The Daily Star and respected Stratford-based Telegraph Matt Law have claimed West Ham are seriously interested in Abraham this summer after the 23-year-old was brutally frozen out by new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
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Moyes desperately needs at least one new striker this summer. West Ham’s lack of forward options has once again been exposed by Michail Antonio’s latest hamstring injury.
West Ham’s hopes of being able to sign the forward are growing after a series of frank admissions from Tuchel.
Abraham did not even make the Chelsea squad for the defeat to West Brom last week.
And when asked the reason why, Tuchel effectively admitted he wasn’t good enough (talkSPORT).
Abraham was an unused sub in Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace yesterday too.
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In his pre-match press conference ahead of the Palace game, Tuchel admitted there is no easy way back for the West Ham target (The Guardian).
Now it seems Inter star Lukaku could hold the key to West Ham signing Abraham.
That’s after the Belgian was linked with a return to Stamford Bridge this summer (FourFourTwo).
Calciomercato in Italy claim Lukaku is at the top of Chelsea’s list this summer should they not be able to sign Erling Haaland.
Lukaku could hold the key to West Ham signing Abraham
With European giants such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs in for the Norwegian sensation, Chelsea look to have very little chance of getting that particular deal done.
And Lukaku has always admitted he feels he has unfinished business at Chelsea.
His return would almost certainly pave the way for Abraham to leave.
Timo Werner and even Kai Havertz playing as a false nine are also in front of Abraham in the pecking order.
So West Ham will fancy their chances of landing the 23-year-old forward – especially if Lukaku arrives as the new main man up front.
Abraham’s friendship with Declan Rice has also been cited as a potential advantage for West Ham.