Discussions between Chelsea and striker Tammy Abraham over a new deal have stalled, with money the main sticking point.
The 22 year old is unhappy with what the club are offering, and wants to match the £180,000 performance related salary a week which his team mate Callum Hudson-Odoi receives. Hudson-Odoi is now one of the best paid teenagers in world football, alongside Jadon Sancho – who might soon be joining him at Stamford Bridge – but he was able to negotiate his deal from a strong negotiating position. His contract was about to run down, and Bayern Munich were waiting to pounce for him.
Abraham is not in such a strong situation because he still has two and a half years left on his current contract, so Chelsea are hoping that he is willing to compromise, and that he joins other players who have recently agreed new deals with the club, including Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Fikayo Tomori.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.