Chelsea of England striker, Tammy Abraham has missed out on the opportunity of a likely move to his English Premier League’s club’s London rivals, West Ham United, as The Hammers confessed that they cannot afford his wages.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that Abraham is in the hunt for a suitable base, where he will get regular playing time next season, as he has dropped down the perking order under The Blues’ coach, Thomas Tuchel all through this season.
However, the lanky Nigerian-born star, who has previously played on loan from Chelsea at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, has found out that his aspirations for a deal at The London Stadium will not see the light of day.
This is sequel to a confession by West Ham’s coach, David Moyes that his club cannot afford to pay the wages of Abraham, despite the striker having repeatedly been cited as one of the gaffer’s top summer transfer targets.
This comes at a point Chelsea’s technical director, Marina Granovskaia has reportedly set plans in motion with Tuchel to oversee a clearout of at least 13 players out of Stamford Bridge this summer.
A report by Goal added that Abraham is one of the lads heading for thee exit door, but he is on a step fee, while Olivier Giroud will leave for free, because he will be out of contract at the end of the season.
There are also 11 players that are currently out on loan outside Stamford Bridge and the report states that they would be allowed to leave; even as AC Milan of Italy have an option to sign The Blues’ Nigerian-born centre back, Fikayo Tomori for £25m.
Also bound to be affected by the purge is another Nigerian-born striker, Ike Ugbo, who is now on loan at Cercle Brugge of Belgium, but is reportedly wanted by Watford and Fulham of England, AS Monaco of France and Racing Genk of Belgium.
Similarly, PAOK Saloniki of Greece and SSC Napoli of Italy have doubts over permanent deals for Baba Rahman and Tiemoue Bakayoko respectively, while Abraham’s hope of moving across the road in London is facing a brick wall, due to Chelsea’s demand of at least £40m for his transfer.
Moyes took a close look at the scenario and concluded that £40m is a fee which The Hammers cannot afford and he declared: “It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out.
“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.
“Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here. I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”