Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has fallen down the pecking order under new manager Thomas Tuchel and it looks like the club are finally set to part ways with him.
According to a report in The Telegraph, the Blues have put the forward up for sale and they want £40 million in exchange for the out-of-favour striker.
Over the past few weeks, clubs like Wolves, Aston Villa and Leicester City have all been linked with the 23-year-old but now this price tag is sure to make them think long and hard.
Tammy Abraham has featured in 21 Premier League games this season, out of which only 12 have been starts. And in these 1019 minutes of playing time, the forward has found the back of the net only six times.
He got a string of starts under Frank Lampard during the first half of the season but Thomas Tuchel seemingly has no plans of using him in his starting line-up any longer.
Leicester City will obviously be in the market looking for a long-term replacement to Jamie Vardy and at £40 million, someone like Tammy Abraham could be a worthy gamble.
Apart from the above-mentioned clubs, West Ham United are also in this transfer race and if they can secure a Champions League place then David Moyes is sure to splurge on some new signings.
Teams like Aston Villa and Wolves are not likely to spend so much money on a single player this summer so we expect it to be a two-horse race between Leicester and West Ham United.
The player still has two years left on his current deal so Chelsea are in no real hurry to offload him. But Tuchel is expected to bring in some reinforcements in the summer which is why the Blues will eager to offload Tammy Abraham before the new season begins and then put that transfer money to good use.
Now maybe, just maybe, the interested clubs can use this desperation and the player’s poor form to ask for a discount on the quoted price.