Chelsea expected to lower their demands on Arsenal target Abraham
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Chelsea expected to lower their demands on Arsenal target Abraham

Arsenal have received a transfer boost in the pursuit of striker Tammy Abraham after Chelsea agreed to lower their demands on the player.

The England international has struggled for playing time at Chelsea recently, though he did manage to score against Arsenal in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend, it is expected that he would leave in the summer.

Arsenal is in the market for a striker to aid captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whose formed has dipped in the recent past.

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal has been put off Abraham’s £40million asking price up to now, but Chelsea is expected to lower their demands for the 23-year-old.

With the future of Alexander Lacazette and Joe Willock still uncertain, manager Mikel Arteta wants to have a complete squad before the start of the season as he seeks to take the club back to the Champions League spot.

It is expected that the club hierarchy will back the Spaniard with money to fund some moves and Abraham tops their list.

Arsenal have also been looking at signing a new central midfielder this summer, with Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes the latest player linked to the club.

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