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West Ham boss responds to Abraham transfer talks

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The 23-year-old appears to have no future at Stamford Bridge as he has been pushed to the fringes with Thomas Tuchel at the helm.

David Moyes maintains West Ham United won’t be able to afford Tammy Abraham unless Chelsea would be willing to negotiate down their asking price for him.

A reported £40 million (€45m) price tag has been put on Abraham with Chelsea supposedly ready to offload him in the summer.

Despite being the top scorer of the team this season, the striker has struggled for consistent minutes on the pitch, having feature only twice since February 20.

Leicester City and Aston Villa are also said to be interested in acquiring his services while AC Milan are understood to be in the running.

“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” said Moyes, as Sky Sports reports. “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.”