Tammy Abraham is set to leave Chelsea before the end of the summer transfer window as Romelu Lukaku’s Stamford Bridge return edges closer.
The Blues are looking to part ways with the academy graduate this summer, having put a £40million price-tag on the 23-year-old which has yet to be met.
Abraham is set to become fourth choice striker under Thomas Tuchel with Lukaku having reportedly undergone a medical on Sunday, while Germans Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are also preferred to the Englishman.
With Lukaku’s fee rumoured to be in the region of a whopping £100million, Chelsea could lower their asking price for Abraham in an attempt to attract new bids and raise funds.
London rivals Arsenal, who Abraham has a knack for scoring against, were in poll position to secure his signature earlier in the summer but were turned off by Chelsea’s valuation.
While the Gunners are focused on signing a creative midfielder, the Daily Mail reports Mikel Arteta’s side along with West Ham are still interested in the player.
Among the other potential suitors are Southampton and Atalanta, whose impressive Serie A campaign last season saw them finish third.
Chelsea had already tried to offer Abraham to Borussia Dortmund earlier in the window in an attempt to sign Erling Haaland but failed to entice the German club.
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Meanwhile, Lukaku is set to sign a reported £200,000 per week contract with the Champions League winners following his departure from Inter Milan, who are struggling financially.
Lukaku only made 10 Premier League appearances for Chelsea when he joined in 2011 but will return as a Scudetto winner and Belgium’s all-time leading goal-scorer.
Tuchel and Chelsea with the addition of Lukaku look set to mount a serious challenge to Manchester City for the league title next season.
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