Report: Everton interested in Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham as Blues continue to target Romelu Lukaku

Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman

Everton have earmarked Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham as a potential target following his tremendous season in the Championship on loan with Bristol City.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goalTammy Abraham

A report in the London Evening Standard has suggested that Everton are keeping a keen eye on Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham following his sensational season out on loan in the Championship.

Abraham has spent the campaign with Bristol City and has certainly made an incredible impression. He has scored 22 goals in the league, and without him, the Robins would surely not have the four-point cushion between themselves and the bottom three in the division. 

The London Evening Standard reports that a Premier League club made a £10 million bid for the 19-year-old in January, but Antonio Conte is currently determined to keep the forward and is considering giving him more of a prominent role in the first-team next term - though he is more likely to let him leave on loan for a top flight or better second tier side, the report adds.

However, Everton perhaps have an advantage over any other team trying to land Abraham this summer, as Chelsea are admirers of Romelu Lukaku, the London Evening Standard reports, so it may not be out of the question to suggest that letting Lukaku head to Stamford Bridge with Abraham heading to Goodison Park may be a deal that would appeal to both clubs.

And if Abraham can continue to build upon the form that he has shown this year at Ashton Gate - which is arguably all the more impressive given that City have languished in the bottom-half of the table for most of the campaign - targeting him as a replacement for Lukaku, if they do decide to sell, may prove to be a very smart piece of business from Ronald Koeman's men.

Everton manager Ronaldo KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

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