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Chelsea transfer news: Blues plan £40m Tammy Abraham sale to fund move for big-name striker

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Chelsea (opens in new tab)have set a £40 million price tag for striker Tammy Abraham as they prepare to revolutionise their attack in the summer, say reports. 

The 23-year-old has struggled for game time since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment as manager in January. 

The Telegraph (opens in new tab)reports that Abraham and Olivier Giroud, who is out of contract in June, will both be allowed to leave to free up around £200,000 per week on the wage bill. 

Allowing the two strikers to depart, and bringing in £40m for Abraham’s signature, could allow the Blues to finance a move for a big-name striker. 

West Ham (opens in new tab) and Leicester City (opens in new tab)have shown interest in the England international, but a range of possibilities are expected to arise in the market.

Further cash could be raised if AC Milan (opens in new tab) decide to make Fikayo Tomori’s loan move permanent for £25m, and if Kurt Zouma is sold.

The Stamford Bridge club could therefore bank more than £100m by selling fringe players, helping them achieve their priority of landing a world class striker.

Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab)’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’ (opens in new tab)s Romelu Lukaku are the club’s top targets, although they have also been linked with Bayern Munich (opens in new tab) star Robert Lewandowski.

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