Arsenal set to win the race for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

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Arsenal are set to win the race to sign the Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The 23-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United as well, but the Gunners are currently in pole position to secure his services.

Chelsea value the player at around £40 million, and his suitors are unwilling to cough up that kind of money to sign him this summer, and therefore a loan deal with an obligation to buy has been proposed.

Arsenal are hoping to sign the 23-year old on a loan deal this summer, and they will make the move permanent at the end of next season.

Tammy Abraham has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea since the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and the youngster needs to move on in search of regular first-team football.

Abraham has shown his talent with Chelsea in the last two seasons. He managed to score 30 goals for them across all competitions. 

Arsenal need to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer, and Abraham could prove to be the ideal long term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move away from the London club, and the signing of Abraham could fill his void as well.

The 23-year-old has the potential to justify the reported £40 million asking price in the future, and it will be interesting to see if the Gunners can complete his signing in the coming weeks now.

As far as Chelsea are concerned, the proceeds from Abraham’s sale could be used to fund their own transfers.

The Premier League club are reportedly interested in improving their attacking options, and they have been linked with the likes of Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku.