Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is not interested in discussing a new contract with the Blues while they continue to pursue Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
90min revealed in December that Chelsea had registered their interest with the Norway international, shortly before a report emerged suggesting owner Roman Abramovich was prepared to break the club’s transfer record to land Haaland this summer.
With Chelsea clearly keen on a new long-term striker, Tammy Abraham future remains up in the air. He has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract, and according to The Athletic, he is less than impressed by the links to Haaland.
Abraham wants to be the starting striker for both club and country and fears that a blockbuster move for Haaland would effectively make that dream impossible if he stayed at Chelsea, so he is not entertaining the idea of signing an extension right now.
Concerns over his immediate future under Thomas Tuchel won’t exactly be helping the situation. Abraham has started three Premier League games under the new boss, but was hooked at half-time in two of those and forced off with an early injury in the third.
His only goal under Tuchel so far came in the FA Cup victory over Barnsley, whereas Olivier Giroud has two and was the man trusted to tackle Atletico Madrid in the Champions League – a decision which was justified by the Frenchman’s stunning winner.
Eurosport‘s Dean Jones even went one step further recently by stating that Chelsea are growing confident of winning the race for the striker’s signature after putting in work to convince Haaland that Stamford Bridge is the place to be.
With Chelsea working so hard to land Haaland, Abraham is reluctant to commit himself to a club who aren’t prepared to make the same promise to him.