Chelsea slap bumper price tag on Abraham – but want to sell him this summer

Chelsea have placed a £40million valuation on Tammy Abraham and will look to sell the 23-year-old this summer.

Abraham has struggled to secure a place in the starting XI for the Blues all campaign and saw opportunities further limited following the January arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

The Chelsea academy graduated featured heavily for the club last season under Frank Lampard as chances were handed to the likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Abraham while under a transfer ban.

Mount has since become a crucial player for the Blues but both Tomori and Abraham face uncertain futures, a report by the Telegraph has revealed.

A new striker is on Tuchel's transfer wish-list, with former player Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane also being considered.

It is therefore expected that Abraham will move on in the coming weeks, with Chelsea searching for a fee close to £40million for his services.

The London-born striker has previously spent time out on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa but the club are likely to avoid another move of this nature as they aim to offload as many fringe players as possible to fund transfer activity.

Chelsea spent over £200m on seven new players last summer, though Tuchel does not believe as many new recruits will be required on this occasion.

“Two or three could be very, very good,” said the German.

“It’s a constant thing to never deny change. That you always bring new energy, new guys who question the old beliefs, who challenge everybody in the training and in matches, so I think it’s a good thing.

“We don’t need another seven and another complete turnover because it’s also our job to keep on improving, because we have still a young squad and it’s not about stealing from them the chance to prove it again that they are capable of growing and evolving. But we have some ideas, of course, to make the group stronger and I think this can always be a positive thing to challenge all of us.”

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