But the Blues remain confident of convincing the 20-year-old to move to Stamford Bridge, which could have a knock-on impact on Abraham’s game time.
ESPN reports that contract talks have been put on hold with the England international and the situation will be reviewed once the season is over.
Abraham triggered an automatic one-year extension to his deal last summer, tying him to the London club until 2023.
Negotiations therefore aren’t urgent, but the Blues have already moved to hand Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi long-term contracts.
Abraham has started just 12 Premier League matches this season, scoring six goals, but has been sidelined with injury recently.
While you're here, subscribe to FourFourTwo today and save 37%. All the exclusive interviews, long reads, quizzes and more but with more than a third-off normal price.
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.