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West Ham United favourites to sign Chelsea striker

West Ham United favourites to sign Chelsea striker

Abraham to West Ham United?

West Ham United have reportedly emerged favourites to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The England international fell out-of-favour during the back end of last season after Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the manager.

He played just 16 minutes during the final three months of the campaign. Despite this, he was the joint top-scorer with 12 goals.

According to Football Insider, the Hammers are leading the race to sign the marksman, who is deemed surplus to requirements.

David Moyes ruled out the Hammers' prospects of signing Abraham in May after the reported £40 million valuation in the media.

However, it is now reported that the striker could be available for £35m. The Blues are willing to accept around £30m up front.

The Hammers are reportedly willing to meet the price as they look to pursue a strong competitor for Michael Antonio next term.

Antonio impressed with 10 goals and five assists last term, but he has struggled with muscular injuries over the past few years.