Report: West Ham wanted Tammy Abraham, but he'll be staying with Chelsea

Tammy Abraham of Swansea during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Liberty Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

West Ham United were reportedly keen on signing Tammy Abraham.

Tammy Abraham of Swansea during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Liberty Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United were one of three Premier League clubs to consider late moves for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham – but he will be staying at Stamford Bridge.

The Hammers have added eight new faces this summer, as new boss Manuel Pellegrini has been backed with the additions of players such as Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop, Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere.

Even with eight new faces in, West Ham remain keen on further options, especially in attack, with Pellegrini keen to land additional firepower, even with Lucas Perez seemingly set to join from Arsenal.

 

Now, The Mirror report that West Ham were keen to take Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham on loan, but the youngster is set to stay at Stamford Bridge and play an increased role under Maurizio Sarri.

Cardiff City and Southampton were also thought to be interested, but they will be left disappointed as Abraham allegedly won't be on the move on deadline day, barring a major change of heart.

Just how Abraham will play an increased role when Sarri has Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi at his disposal remains to be seen, but the stance seemingly leaves West Ham and others targeting other strikers.

Tammy Abraham of Chelsea dribbles the ball during the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia.

Abraham, 20, is one of Chelsea's hottest prospects but scored just five times in 31 Premier League games last season during a loan spell with Swansea City, leaving many to wonder whether he's ready for the Blues first team.

The 6ft 3in forward has though won two England caps and will look to build on that over the coming years, with first-team football necessary – but he will seemingly be given the chance to feature under Sarri this term.

Tammy Abraham of Swansea shoots at goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

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