West Ham United finally know what price they have to pay for David Moyes’s prime target Tammy Abraham but any move is hanging in the balance.
That’s after Roma had a £34 million bid accepted by Chelsea for the longstanding West Ham target this afternoon.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have accepted the Serie A side’s bid but Abraham must now decide if he wants to move to the Italian capital.
West Ham now know Abraham price but move hangs in balance as West Ham must beat Roma bid
And West Ham must give Abraham a decision to make by matching the offer from Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Moyes will then hope to convince Abraham to remain in London and line up alongside good friend Declan Rice.
West Ham are also in the Europa League next season whereas Roma are in the UEFA Conference League with Spurs.
If Abraham genuinely is Moyes’s number one target then it will be a test of West Ham’s ambition whether they move for the Chelsea outcast.
Moyes desperate for new striker
The Hammers desperately need a new striker.
Moyes only has the injury prone Michail Antonio as an out-and-out striker option.
It is a catch-22 situation for West Ham. When fit Antonio starts. So can Moyes convince a quality striker to join based on the ifs and buts of Antonio spending long spells out.
Most Premier League clubs operate with at least three strikers in their squad.
Jarrod Bowen can play as a forward but West Ham fans want to see the club make a statement striker signing – particularly given the fact Moyes has had since January to identify targets.
Sky Sports claims Chelsea prefer overseas move
Sky Sports claim there could be bad news for West Ham and Arsenal’s pursuit of Abraham, though.
“Chelsea’s preference is to sell him to a foreign club, making a move to their London rivals less likely,” Sky Sports reports.
With Romelu Lukaku on his way back to Chelsea in a club record move, Abraham will want to leave to get more game time and establish himself.
Whether that will be at West Ham is hanging in the balance right now.
In other news, reporter uncovers hugely worrying Antonio story in offing.