Arsenal have indicated they’re willing to match Tammy Abraham’s wage demands as they look to sign the out-of-favor Chelsea hitman this summer.
The young forward has emerged as a top target with The Athletic confirming last week that Arsenal are keen to sign Abraham this summer with the striker understood to be open to the idea of moving across London.
According to the Express, Arsenal have initiated talks with Abraham’s representatives and indicated they’re prepared to meet his £125,000-a-week wage demands – an increase on his current £80,000-a-week salary.
Chelsea are ready to offload the England international as they look to make room for a marquee signing and the Express says they’re prepared to sell if £40m is put on the table this summer.
However, the report suggests that Chelsea’s price-tag is putting off Arsenal from pursuing a permanent deal amid reports the Gunners are hoping to sign Abraham on an initial season-long loan deal.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea would be open to a loan but it’s clear the 23-year-old isn’t in Thomas Tuchel’s first-team plans.
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