Newcastle United have recently been linked with a move for Tammy Abraham, but it appears a deal will be very difficult for the Magpies this summer.
According to a report from the Telegraph, Chelsea are open to offloading the England international, but expect to receive offers in the region of £40 million.
Abraham, who has 12 goals in all competitions this season – is currently being starved of game time at Stamford Bridge, with new manager Thomas Tuchel preferring the likes of Tino Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz in attack.
He’s made just five appearances since the German replaced Frank Lampard earlier this year.
TEAMtalk reported last weekend that Newcastle were one of a number of teams showing interest in the 23-year-old.
But if Chelsea really won’t sell for anything less than £40 million, then the Magpies will probably have to forget about it, unless a suitable payment plan can be negotiated.
Far too expensive
Yes Abraham has fantastic potential and yes he would likely be a good partner for Callum Wilson.
But £40 million is a huge amount to pay for someone who is arguably a third-choice striker right now.
Chelsea, of course, are within their rights to set such a high price.
Following the struggles of the £40 million Joelinton at St. James’ Park, Mike Ashley will more than likely not be setting aside such a fee again.