ANGRY Tammy Abraham To Hand In Transfer Request For Being Dropped Vs Watford

Last weekend, Chelsea beat Watford 3-0 at Stamford Bridge but Frank Lampard opted to leave Tammy Abraham on the bench against the Hornets, while Olivier Giroud started instead.

And now Abraham, who is under contract with the Pensioners until 2022, has told Chelsea he wants a new contract with a pay-rise.

However, Times reporter Gary Jacob has today revealed that the 22-year-old striker wants a new deal worth £130,000 a week to match that of Callum Hudson-Odoi, his fellow academy graduate.

The 22-year-old has two years left on his £50,000-a-week deal and has been waiting to see what Chelsea do in the transfer market this summer before determining his future.

Whether or not Chelsea agree to Tammy Abraham’s demands is presently unclear.

Should Chelsea say ‘no’, GoalBall understand the England forward could hand in a transfer request.

However, when the topic of Abraham’s contract was brought up in Frank Lampard’s press conference on Monday before the Crystal Palace game, Chelsea’s manager tried to allay fears that these talks are a distraction for his attacker:

‘’I think Tammy’s contract… we are not at a critical level with it.

‘’I will leave it with him and the club to discuss that side of it. I don’t think it is something that is clearly in his mind now, at least it shouldn’t be.

‘’What needs to be in his mind now is these games we have coming up and how much he can give us on the pitch, whether coming on as a sub or starting the game.

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‘’I think the contract will hopefully look after itself between him and the club and he just needs to focus on giving us that Tammy that we had earlier in the season.’’

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