Chelsea have reportedly slapped a £50 million price tag on academy graduate Tammy Abraham, amid interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Ever since the January window opened Chelsea’s young stars have been making the headlines for moves away from Stamford Bridge. Of the many, Callum Hudson-Odoi has been on the forefront of a big move to Bayern Munich, and now according to Daily Mirror, the Blues have placed a £50 million tag on Aston Villa loanee Tammy Abraham, who is the subject of interest from Wolves.
Abraham has enjoyed a fantastic campaign on-loan at Championship side Aston Villa, scoring 16 goals in 20 outings so far this season. His prolific form has attracted the likes of Wolves, who were hoping to sign the player on loan for the rest of the season. The Premier League side’s hopes have now been dealt a blow after parent club Chelsea placed a £50 million price tag on the youngster.
The Blues understood that if a club like Bayern Munich are ready to pay £35 million for an inexperienced player such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, they could very well command a high asking price for their prolific on-loan star. The latest development could put off suitors for the time being, even though Wolves are known to be heavy spenders in the transfer market.
Alternatively, after placing the hefty price tag on the youngster, Chelsea are believed to be open to the idea of selling the forward if any side comes with a permanent offer. Abraham was initially keen on a switch to Wolves in January with the idea of playing in the Premier League once again enticing the youngster.
Meanwhile, Wolves have also been exploring the idea of a permanent £18 million move for Abraham, although it remains to be seen how they respond to the elevated price tag. They could do with a striker though, especially with Leo Bonatini struggling to be an able deputy to Raul Jimenez.
Overall, there are questions on Chelsea if they are justified in placing such a high price on a player, based on performances over half a season. However, the price tag could be designed to ward off suitors for the time being, should Maurizio Sarri be considering Abraham a part of his long-term plans, or sell him at a premium the coming summer. For now, a January move looks out of the question.