Tammy Abraham looks more and more like he will be leaving Chelsea this summer, and the question is increasingly “how much will we get” rather than “should we sell him.”
The price being put around now is £40m, which we think is on the cheap side, but will also seem very pricey in a post-Covid world to some managers.
West Ham are one of the teams being linked most strongly to the striker, and their manager David Moyes took his chance to try and talk the fee down in his press conference ahead of their game tonight:
“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” said Moyes in quotes picked up by the Independent.
“So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out. We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.”
That’s pretty definitive, but on the other hand we shouldn’t expect anything else other than the interested team insisting they can’t pay our initial asking price.
The Hammers have also recently been burned by their expensive purchase of Sebastien Haller from Frankfurt, and may want to let wounds heal a little before they spend big on a target man again.