Key factor stated as to why striker has ‘no interest’ in new Chelsea deal

Date published: Wednesday 24th February 2021 11:52 - Matthew Briggs

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has no thoughts committing to a new contract at Stamford Bridge, claims a report.

And the one reason for that is Chelsea’s interest in Erling Haaland. According to The Athletic, the 23-year-old striker is now considering his long-term future.

Abraham who has spent his entire career with the west London club is under contract until June 2023. Therefore there is no immediate rush to sort out his future, but committing to a new deal is unlikely.

Roman Abramovich and Thomas Tuchel are understood to be plotting a huge summer spending spree, which includes landing Haaland. In fact Eurosport insist the Blues are increasingly confident of landing the brilliant Norwegian.

If that proves to be the case this summer, then Abraham’s future would look bleak. He is already struggling to get game time under Tuchel. And the player is apparently “not interested” in signing a new deal.

Abraham has made just two starts under the German in the Premier League and both occasions, against Burnley and Southampton, he was replaced at half-time.

The source also suggest “it shouldn’t be assumed that Abraham will want to stay at Chelsea”.

 

 

The former Aston Villa loanee had managed more games under Frank Lampard, but he did find himself benched a couple of times towards the end of Lampard’s reign.

Giroud extension possibility

Tuchel has been focused on the task of improving the fortunes of Timo Werner, who has started the last five league games. The German forward has provided three assists and got back amongst the goals under the tutelage of Tuchel.

But while one striker could be looking to move on, Olivier Giroud could be open to staying at Stamford Bridge. The France forward scored the crucial goal in Chelsea’s win over Atletico Madrid and he may well opt to extend his contract.

The 34-year-old is out of contract in the summer, but his brilliant overhead kick will have reminded the powers that be at Chelsea of his importance.

The Athletic claim Giroud, who has looked to leave in recent years, may well consider staying on under Tuchel.

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