Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
The Gunners have embarked on a rebuild this summer as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2020/21 season.
Despite having finished the season in excellent form, winning their last five games of the season, Arsenal finished in a very disappointing eighth place.
This means the Gunners have failed to qualify for European competition for the first time in 26 years.
Manager Mikel Arteta is hoping to see his side push for a Champions League spot this season.
Club sporting director Edu has done a lot of work off the pitch to make sure this season is a better one for the north London club.
Deals for Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares for £ 17.2million and £ 8million from Anderlecht and Benfica respectively have been reached, while the £ 50million transfer of Ben White from Brighton is also closer and closer to completion.
The club are yet to be done with Leicester’s James Maddison and Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale linked and The Athletic has reported that Abraham is on their radar.
And the player is believed to be open to a move to the Emirates if a concrete offer reaches him.
Under Frank Lampard, the England striker has scored 15 Premier League goals in 34 games during the 2019/20 campaign.
Lampard’s departure in the middle of last season and the appointment of Tuchel limited Abraham’s playing time. He’s fallen down the pecking order and in the final three months of the season he’s only played 17 minutes.
And this summer, the Blues have pursued Borussia Dortmund prodigy Erling Haaland and Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski as they seek to improve their attacking options.
But before a deal for Abraham is made with Chelsea, Arsenal must first seek to sort out the future of Alex Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
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Both players only have 12 months left on their current contracts and it is reported that Nketiah is unwilling to sign a new deal due to a lack of insurance over playing time.
Many changes are expected to come to the Emirates over the next few weeks as the Gunners prepare for their first game of the season in four weeks against Brentford.