Chelsea star Tammy Abraham 'has eyes set on Arsenal transfer in cut-price £30m deal and will reject West Ham interest'

TAMMY ABRAHAM reportedly favours a move to Arsenal over West Ham should he be sold by Chelsea this summer.

SunSport understands the Gunners are keen to secure the 23-year-old's services on an initial loan deal before permanently signing him in 2022.

The Blues were believed to be seeking a £40million fee for the England international, but SunSport revealed they are now prepared to slash their asking price to £30m.

Abraham showed Mikel Arteta his abilities on Sunday as he scored the winner at the Emirates in a pre-season clash.

As well as Arsenal, the likes of the Hammers, Tottenham and Aston Villa have all been credited with an interest in the ex-Bristol City loanee.

But it is Arsenal who are claimed to be leading the race to prise Abraham away from West London, according to reputable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee.

He has stated that Abraham is now unwilling to ply his trade at the London Stadium, with the player having his heart set on a move to join his boyhood club.

Speaking on The West Ham Way Patreon site, he said: "The move for Tammy Abraham doesn’t appear to be happening at the moment.

"The player doesn’t really want to join the club.

"I think he has his eyes set on Arsenal regardless of whether we meet his wages demands, wages demands that have also been described as excessive."

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Arsenal are looking to cash in on Alexandre Lacazette in order to fund a move for Abraham.

With just one year left on his deal, the 30-year-old will not be offered a new contract.

Now they are trying to find a buyer willing to pay a fee in the region of £15m as well as matching Lacazette’s substantial £175,000-a-week salary.

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