Chelsea and England striker, Tammy Abraham could be stuck at Stamford Bridge unless he lowers his wage demands, TEAMtalk understands.
The 23-year-old attacker has two years left on his contract after the club exercised their option on him. Chelsea took up their chance to extend his deal, despite the fact that talks over a new contract had failed to come to fruition – despite months of talks.
It has emerged that Abraham wanted a deal in line with that of team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was handed a deal worth £180,000 in 2019 – which came amid numerous bids from Bayern Munich to try and land the England star.
We understand that Chelsea have made it clear to Abraham that he won’t be getting such a deal this time around, and indeed the club are now open to his departure.
That has led to a number of clubs showing interest including the likes of West Ham, Southampton, Aston Villa, and Newcastle – but we have been told that his representatives are learning that he is not being offered anywhere near the demands he made on Chelsea. Indeed, he is looking at less than half that.
The 23-year-old has scored six goals this season. But Chelsea are looking to overhaul their forward options – with Olivier Giroud set to leave this summer.