West Ham are winning the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
The 23-year old was top scorer at Stamford Bridge last season with 12 goals in 32 appearances, but the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at the club in January saw him struggle for regular first-team action.
Aston Villa, the club he helped gain promotion back to the Premier League three seasons ago when he was on loan with the West Midlands club were keen on a permanent deal for the England international, and there were suggestions they were in advanced talks over a £36 million deal.
Now, though, West Ham looked to have moved to the top of the queue, with David Moyes’ side looking to bring in a new striker as they prepare for European football in the Europa League.
That is despite Moyes’ previous protestations that they could not afford Abraham, who still has two years left in his current contract.
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.