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Abraham reportedly set to hand in transfer request

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is reportedly set to hand in a transfer request.

West Ham and Leicester have been linked with the England international striker, who has been overlooked by Thomas Tuchel.

Abraham not even being included in the squad for the recent FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City fuelled speculation about his future.

And Nigerian outlet Today NG claim Abraham is on course to ask for a move from Stamford Bridge.

The Camberwell-born Abraham, who is of Nigerian heritage, has not scored a Premier League goal this year.

His only goal since Tuchel took over at the Bridge was in an FA Cup tie against Barnsley.

Chelsea players were reportedly shocked by boss Tuchel’s decision to omit Abraham from the Wembley squad.

Abraham was recently nursing an ankle problem but has since been left out despite being fit enough to be involved.

Tuchel gave a diplomatic answer when asked about his decision to not even include Abraham among his permitted nine substitutes for the game.

The German said at his post-match press conference: “There isn’t much on Tammy but he’s lost a little bit of confidence recently and we’ve taken the hard decision to leave him out.

“It was a tough decision but we decided to go with Timo (Werner) and with Kai (Havertz) and Oli Giroud from the bench.”

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