According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger believes he can persuade highly-rated striker Tammy Abraham to leave Chelsea and join Arsenal this summer.
Despite many fans calling for him to leave when his contract expires next month, Wenger is expected to extend his stay at the club and revamp his squad during the summer transfer window
A new striker is expected to be top of the agenda and we’ve been linked with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Karim Benzema in recent weeks but it appears the boss has a less high-profile target in mind.
The Sun are reporting that Wenger has identified Tammy Abraham as a player he wants to add to his squad and is confident he’ll be able to persuade the teenager to swap Stamford Bridge for the Emirates.
Abraham has struggled to break in to the Chelsea first team squad since progressing through their youth ranks and was sent out on loan to Bristol City last summer.
The 19-year-old has taken the opportunity to showcase exactly what he’s capable of as he scored 26 goals in all competition for a Bristol side that ended up finishing 17th in the Championship.
The England under-21 international is set to head back for talks over his future with Chelsea and The Sun claim he wants assurances that he’ll see first team football next season or he’ll ask to leave.
Chelsea are expected to sign the likes of Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku this summer so I personally don’t think Abraham is going to get much first team football with the champions next season so he may have to leave in order to get regular action.
The Sun seem to think Wenger is ready to try and lure him to north London and Abraham would be an exciting addition for the future as he’s a hugely talented striker.
However, he’s not what we need if we’re to become genuine title challengers next season and let’s be honest, Chelsea are highly unlikely to do business with Arsenal in any case.