Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, and West Ham United are said to be one of the potential contenders.
Hammers manager David Moyes has now claimed that Abraham’s reported assessment rules out any potential move for the young forward.
The striker is valued at £ 45million by the Blues, which could put him out of the reach of several of his suitors.
Abraham has a great future ahead of him. Although not a key starter for the Blues, he has scored 30 goals in the past two seasons.
West Ham are due to sign a quality striker this summer, and Abraham would theoretically be a good choice.
Londoners sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in the January transfer window, and they have yet to replace the Frenchman properly.
Moyes claims spending the asking price of £ 45million on a player is highly unlikely.
“It would exclude us completely – we will be excluded,” he said via football.london.
“So if that’s the number and that’s what it says, we’re left out. We don’t have that money – we don’t have that to buy a striker at this price, no.
“It could well be [the total spend]. But you never know here. I don’t think we’ll make this a single player buy. I would be surprised if we were.
The Hammers will need to strengthen other areas of their squad as well, and their manager’s reveal certainly makes sense.
Abraham has to leave Stamford Bridge to play regular first-team football, but Chelsea will have to lower the asking price for a transfer.
Read: Two more Premier League clubs are keeping an eye on West Ham’s reported goal.