Newcastle can’t pay the asking price for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham this summer.

As per the Athletic, the Blues want £40 million for the England international.

He is currently out of favour at Stamford Bridge, but has three reported Premier League suitors, including Newcastle.

But West Ham and Leicester will also not pay the price Chelsea want to get their man.

Chelsea Training and Press Conference
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The Hammers are reportedly weighing up a loan bid given their financial situation.

But the report says a loan exit would be complicated, because Chelsea would want Abraham to sign a new contract beforehand.

 

With two years left on his current deal and regular football a priority, he’s unlikely do that.

Abraham is Chelsea’s joint top scorer this season despite his sporadic appearances and would be an excellent signing.

Barnsley v Chelsea: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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He’s only 23 but has shown he can do the business in the Premier League.

Newcastle spent £40 million (BBC) on Joelinton in 2019 and has failed to deliver on a consistent basis.

Abraham would be a safer bet but of course the forthcoming transfer window will still see clubs feeling the effect of the pandemic on their finances.

It seems Abraham could be set for a long transfer saga, with none of the interested clubs prepared to pay big up front.

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