Prime West Ham United striker target Tammy Abraham looks set to hand in a transfer request after being frozen out at Chelsea.
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That’s according to new report in both England and Nigeria.
The Daily Star and reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee have claimed Abraham is one of David Moyes’s key targets this summer.
West Ham heavily linked with summer move for prime Moyes target Tammy
Respected Stratford-based Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who has close ties at Chelsea, first claimed West Ham are interested in signing Abraham.
The 23-year-old has been frozen out at Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival.
And Tuchel has admitted there is no easy way back for the West Ham target at Chelsea (The Guardian).
That has intensified speculation Abraham will be sold this summer with West Ham – and others – reportedly waiting in the wings.
Abraham – full name Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham – was born in Camberwell but has Nigerian heritage.
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But England won a battle with the Super Eagles to secure Abraham’s international allegiance. As a result of being cast aside by Tuchel, the striker has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad.
Abraham’s Chelsea contract is up in 2022 and talks over a new deal have stopped.
Now reports from One Football and Today NG in Nigeria claim the West Ham target is set to hand in a transfer request to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Tammy Abraham is leaning towards seeking a move from Chelsea this summer.
“Tammy Abraham is leaning towards seeking a move from Chelsea this summer,” Today NG and One Football report.
‘Considering seeking a fresh opportunity’ after series of squad snubs
“Abraham has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Aston Villa among the clubs to be credited with an interest in his services.
“The Guardian says Abraham was left out of the squad altogether as Chelsea beat Manchester City at Wembley in Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal and the forward is now ‘considering seeking a fresh opportunity’.”
West Ham could use Abraham’s friendship with Declan Rice – from their days together in Chelsea’s youth team – to their advantage.
Yesterday former West Ham hero Carlton Cole said Abraham would be ‘perfect’ for the Hammers.
Cole knows all about being a striker graduating from Chelsea’s academy and moving to West Ham.
And he advised Abraham to follow his own path to West Ham. Just like he did with great success – read the full story below.