West Ham boss David Moyes says his club will have no chance of signing Tammy Abraham if Chelsea demand £45m for him.
The England striker is out of favour at Stamford Bridge and has been tipped to move on this summer.
Recent reports have suggested that Chelsea are looking to sell him for £45m in order to raise funds to sign another striker.
And Moyes says that would put West Ham out of the running to sign Abraham, who has also been linked with Leicester and Wolves.
“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” Moyes said, as reported by Football.London.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail have picked up on reports that Abraham could be set for a move to Italy.
AC Milan, where Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori is currently on loan, are said to be interested in taking Abraham to the San Siro.
It seems certain he will end up being moved on by Chelsea, who are among clubs chasing Borussia Dortmund’s much sought-after forward Erling Haaland and have also been linked with Inter Milan’s former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku.