Any Arsenal move for Tammy Abraham will depend on Chelsea incomings as well as Arsenal outgoings, according to a report.
Earlier this week, reports started to emerge that Arsenal were leading the race to sign Tammy Abraham this summer, and The Athletic have since confirmed that Arsenal really are interested in signing Abraham.
But it looks like Chelsea want to secure a replacement before they’ll finalise a sale. They’ve obviously already let Olivier Giroud go this summer, so their options are running thin.
“I think Chelsea will wait until they have a new striker before they will sell Tammy Abraham, this is my feeling,” Fabrizio Romano said. “Arsenal’s interest is serious, but no official bid has been made.”
This only adds to the problems around the signing, as the Gunners also need to do some business themselves before potentially bringing Abraham in.
Chelsea are looking for £40m for a permanent transfer, meaning Arsenal would have to sell first. Eddie Nketiah is likely to be sold amid interest from England and Germany, but Alexandre Lacazette would also need to leave, and there are no guarantees there.
Boyhood Arsenal fan Abraham scored 12 goals and assisted four in all competitions last season, despite only playing 1,533 minutes. That’s a goal contribution every 96 minutes.
Nonetheless, he fell out of favour under Thomas Tuchel and is looking for a summer move as a result.