Chelsea blocked want-away star’s £25million transfer to Premier League rivals

Chelsea reportedly rejected a late bid from rivals Tottenham for the transfer of young striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The 20-year-old is not looking likely to be a Blues regular this season due to so much competition up front, but Spurs saw a £25million bid for him knocked back, according to Goal.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side notably failed to sign anyone this summer, but it’s now emerged they tried for Abraham on deadline day, and that the player wanted the move to the north London side.

However, Goal add that Abraham may still make a loan move to the Championship, with Aston Villa among his suitors and with EFL clubs still able to loan players despite the transfer deadline passing.

The prolific English youngster first caught the eye in a loan stint with Bristol City in the 2016/17 campaign, during which he netted 26 goals for them in all competitions.

Tammy Abraham celebrates a goal for Swansea. West Brom vs Swansea TV channel
Tammy Abraham celebrates a goal for Swansea

He looked less convincing, however, in a loan stint with Swansea City in the Premier League last season, however, scoring just eight goals in all competitions as the Welsh side were relegated from the top division.

Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud now stand in Abraham’s way at Stamford Bridge, so another loan seems likely even if CFC were not keen to allow him a move to Tottenham.

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