According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are expressed interest in signing Tammy Abraham this summer but not in advanced talks with Chelsea over the potential deal.
Abraham, who scored 30 goals with additional of 12 assists in 82 appearances for Chelsea, spent much of the back end of the season either on the bench or not in the squad at all.
Since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard towards the end of January, the Englishman fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, as a result of that, Abraham is eyeing exit from the west London club in seek for more regular football.
Chelsea, on the other hand, interest in selling their academy product in a region of £40million as Thomas Tuchel keen to using his cash alongside available budget to strengthen his squad.
West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, believed to be interested in signing the Englishman this summer, but it seems the Gunners are leading the race for Abraham.
According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Mikel Arteta’s side are interested in services of Englishman, who previously stated why he might have an interest in joining Arsenal.
He once told The Telegraph: ‘To be honest I was an Arsenal fan. It didn’t make any difference at Chelsea.
‘When you’re young and you choose who to support, if it’s a family thing, it’s a family thing. Luckily for me it was a family thing, so it wasn’t really a problem at Chelsea.
‘Someone I looked up to was Thierry Henry. His variations of finishing, his movement, the way he dribbles… someone like that has a key impact on me. I would love to be as big as him and maybe even better.’
Arsenal are currently not in advanced talks for Tammy Abraham. They are informed on his situation as they like him – but it’s not an ‘advanced deal’ with Chelsea yet. gbeng #AFC
Chelsea are aware of Arsenal interest but have not received any official bid from #AFC as of today. #CFC
Meanwhile, report by The Sun, claims that the 24-year-old striker is expected to join Arsenal on a year long loan with an obligation to buy the striker next summer for £40 million.