Manchester City have put Chelsea hitman Tammy Abraham ‘in their sights’ as contract talks between the striker and his side have reached an impasse, allege Le10Sport.
Abraham’s present contract runs until 2022, but his eye-catching performances have seen him net twelve times in the Premier League this season and have prompted the player to seek fresh terms. However, his £180,000 wage demands are yet to be met with the approval of Chelsea’s hierarchy.
Le10Sport claim that City have learnt of this apparent impasse in negotiations, and the club have consequently expressed their interest in the forward with a view to opening talks in the coming months.
Abraham, who netted his first senior international goal for England in November against Montenegro, has previously cited Sergio Aguero as a player who he watches in order to develop his own ability in front of goal. That could be useful should Abraham be the man identified by City to potentially replace the ageing Aguero.
It remains to be seen whether City’s interest is genuine or a ploy by Abraham’s camp to strengthen their hand in contract talks with Frank Lampard’s side. Any move would certainly hinge on the future of Gabriel Jesus, with some talk in recent days that City may be open to the possibility of selling the Brazilian striker in the summer.
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