West Ham seem to be playing the waiting game for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. And that is a dangerous game considering the fact that Aston Villa are on the prowl.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to bring a top class striker to the London Stadium this summer.

Chelsea hitman Tammy Abraham appears to be a priority transfer target for West Ham.

The Hammers are prepared to pay around £25 million for the 23-year-old according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues are allegedly demanding around £40 million for Tammy, however (Birmingham Mail).

West Ham and Aston Villa chasing Tammy Abraham (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa allegedly want to sign Abraham as well (Birmingham Mail).


West Ham hesitating could enable Aston Villa to win Abraham race

The West Midlands outfit have been ruthless in their transfer business this summer, having already signed Emi Buendia for around £35 million (Villa official website).

With ambitious owners, Villa are a club that will surely make big improvements next season.

And it would be no surprise whatsoever to see Aston Villa swoop in and just pay Chelsea what they want for Abraham whilst leaving West Ham in the lurch.

Tammy Abraham of Chelsea (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

We’re not saying that the Hammers should just cough up £40 million for the 23-year-old but perhaps we should offer Chelsea £30 million now.

Hanging around and waiting for the Blues to lower their demands is certainly not the way to go. With ambitious clubs like Aston Villa sniffing around, that will only end in disappointment.

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Losing out on Tammy Abraham to the Villans would be a bitter pill to swallow. And it would undoubtedly tip the scales the favour of Dean Smith’s side next season as far as the chase for European football is concerned.

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