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Chelsea reportedly set price tag for player to leave

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It is looking more and more likely Tammy Abraham would be allowed to leave Chelsea. The Blues have reportedly set a price tag for the forward.

Tammy Abraham is ‘resigned’ to leaving Chelsea this summer as the Blues target a new striker in the summer transfer window. The Chelsea striker was left out of the matchday squad to face Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final, with two goalkeepers named on the 12-man bench ahead of the 23-year-old.

The 23-year-old scored 15 goals in 34 Premier League appearances last campaign but only started 12 Premier League matches in the 2020/21 season and found opportunities hard to come by.

Last year’s arrival of striker Timo Werner saw the Chelsea academy graduate fall down the pecking order at the club. Meanwhile, the appointment of Thomas Tuchel also did little for Abraham’s hopes of regular game time.

Abraham did not feature in any of Chelsea’s knockout Champions League matches and was also omitted from the club’s matchday squad for the semi-final and final of the FA Cup.

Despite winning the Champions League, Tuchel is now planning to take the Blues to the next stage as a club and is targeting a Premier League title challenge next term.

Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have all been listed as possible signings for the London club, who last won the league in the 2016/17 season.

Chelsea will look to offload fringe players in order to free up transfer funds and the Evening Standard have claimed they are hoping to receive £45m for Abraham.

West Ham United and Leicester City are interested in completing a deal for the London-born forward, who has two years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea also in the hunt for yet another striker, it appears that the funds from Abraham’s sale could be used to spearhead their search for a ‘proper’ target man upfront.