West Ham ‘favourites to sign Abraham’

West Ham are reportedly ahead of Aston Villa in a battle to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

Villa, where Abraham was previously on loan, have been widely touted as favourites to sign him this summer.

But Football Insider believe the Hammers are now in pole position – and potentially for a reduced asking price.

Reports have suggested that the Blues have been asking for £40m for the England international.

But it is now being reported that they could accept £35m and perhaps an initial fee of £30m for him.

West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to sign Abraham but has admitted that he would have no chance of doing so if Chelsea want £40m.

“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” Moyes said at a press conference in May.

“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.”

Wolves have also been linked with Abraham, who was overlooked by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel last season, often not even being given a place in the squad.

Reports in Germany have suggested there is also interest from Borussia Dortmund.

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