Arsenal given green light to sign Chelsea centre-forward Tammy Abraham during this summer transfer window. Arsenal are strongly linked with England international and could offer his services in the coming days.
The German manager begins his first entire campaign as the Blues coach and has already decided on unwanted footballers. Chelsea won the Champions League and boasted an excellent front-line ahead of the coming campaign.
Chelsea are also eyeing big-money moves for elite centre-forwards and could be set to move one of their household players. Abraham has been Blues top scorer in all tournaments for two campaigns and yet considered out-of-favour at Chelsea.
The German tactician prefers Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic as his main options. The heavy links with Erling Haaland show Thomas Tuchel is seeking an elite striker for the next campaign.
Chelsea are also liked with a £50m move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski if their pursuit of Norway international fails. All these stories link Tammy with a move away, and there is plenty of interest from Premier League clubs, especially Arsenal.
Arsenal are reportedly in a race with West Ham United for the 23-year-old centre-forward and might pip them. The English striker is valued at £40m by the Blues, and the Gunners are reportedly keen on taking him out of Chelsea.
Tammy is 23 years old and proven in the Premier League, meaning the centre-forward could fit the profile of footballers Arsenal have in mind this transfer window. The Gunners have already completed the signings of Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares, both of whom are very young.
Likewise, Arsenal are close to completing a £50m move for Brighton centre-back Ben White while being strongly linked with central midfielders Ruben Neves and Manuel Locatelli, who are in the same age bracket.
Those links indicate technical director Edu and coach Mikel Arteta’s plans to build a long term club. Although the Gunners are not particularly looking for a centre-forward despite several links this transfer window, Tammy certainly fits this mould.
However, if a footballer like Abraham becomes available, the opportunity would be too good to pass. Arsenal will need to shift pieces from the attack to accommodate the 23-year-old striker.
The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Folarin Balogun are unlikely to move after recently signing new deals. Gabriel Martinelli also has a long-term future at the Emirates Stadium. This leaves Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s futures in doubt.