Leicester waiting to pounce after Tuchel decision raises eyebrows over Chelsea star

Date published: Saturday 17th April 2021 3:56 - Jonny Whitfield

Tammy Abraham, Billy Gilmour Barnsley v Chelsea February 2021

Tammy Abraham will become a firm transfer target for Leicester if the chance to snap up the Chelsea striker arises, according to one journalist.

Abraham has endured a mixed career at Chelsea since the start of last season. Amid the club’s transfer ban, he spearheaded the attack last season under the guidance of Frank Lampard. Indeed, the England international flourished, scoring 15 goals – including a hat-trick – in 34 Premier League games.

However, since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in January, he has encountered a struggle for game time.

Abraham has had an ankle injury to contend with, but reports have claimed that a difference in opinion between the player, Tuchel and his coaching staff are putting the striker’s future at risk.

Publicly, Tuchel has told Abraham to focus on his rehabilitation, offering him a role as a substitute to restore him to the team.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, though, Leicester are lying in wait to try to sign him if the opportunity arises.

The journalist wrote on Twitter that the player is a ‘target’ for Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers is looking to sign a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy, with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard also in the frame.

Meanwhile, Abraham’s future took a potential twist on Saturday; Tuchel left him out of the Chelsea squad for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, despite the striker being fit.

Sky Sports News claims that his future now looks ‘increasingly uncertain’.

Indeed, Tuchel wants a new striker at Chelsea but is looking at the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Furthermore, Blues owner Roman Abramovich has supposedly made it his ‘personal mission’ to sign the Norwegian.

Tuchel could seek Chelsea stars’ transfer advice

Elsewhere, Tuchel has revealed that he is thinking about asking his players for advice on transfer targets.

The German labelled his idea as “out of the box” thinking which could result in the Blues landing the perfect signing.

Tuchel added that his plan revolves around his desire to have as many influences around him to use and progress from.

READ MORE: Tuchel confirms ‘out of the box’ plan to use Chelsea stars in transfer hunt

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