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Irons striker target won’t come cheap as rivals emerge

West Ham will have rivals in Southampton for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham this summer.

The Hammers are determined to find a striker besides doing their utmost to bring in Jesse Lingard but the south coast side are also keen.

There’s a snag in that the Chelsea’s £80k a week wages could cause a little dressing room unrest but the Hammers will push on with their plans should Chelsea decide to sell.

It’s being reported the player has no intention of signing a new deal with the south west London outfit beyond 2023.

And according to The Athletic he won’t come cheap should Stamford Bridge boss Thomas Tuchel decide to cash in  on him in the summer to try and get the best fee possible, rather than see his value drop as his contract runs down.

And we understand that both ourselves and Saints have made preliminary inquiries about the players availability.

With  Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz as attacking options it seems reasonable to assume that the Blues may be ready to do a deal.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Irons striker target won’t come cheap as rivals emerge

  1. If we are serious about going to the next level, if we want to keep players like Declan Rice lets stop talking about players like Abraham. I will be so disappointed to see Lindgard and Abraham as our front two next season, it will be a long season if this is what Moyes thinks as next level.

    • I disagree. Lingard has proven he is class and has fitted in well. Although he is 28, has not had many injuries and has not played that much lately. I think he has at least 4-5 good years in him. Abraham is young and fast and has been down on confidence as he has not been used much lately. Make him feel loved and with Moyes’ coaching, he can become top notch. I would rather players from English clubs and in particularly the PL rather than big costing show ponies. Just my opinion.

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