Willian has already made his Tammy Abraham view clear amid talk of Chelsea transfer to Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly chasing a new centre-forward this summer and one of the names being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium is Tammy Abraham.

The Chelsea striker, who has just under two years remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge, has reportedly been offered to a number of clubs this summer as the Blues look to raise funds in their pursuit of Erling Haaland.

The Telegraph reported on Thursday afternoon that Arsenal are interested in signing Abraham, who Chelsea value at around £40million, meaning the Gunners will need to sell players if they are to meet their London rivals’ asking price.

Abraham may well leave Chelsea this summer and he could become one of a host of players to make the switch from west London to the north of the capital in recent years. Petr Cech, David Luiz and Willian have all made the slightly controversial switch between the two sides.

The aforementioned Willian, who joined Arsenal last summer on a free transfer after seeing his contract with the Blues reach its conclusion, has previously raved about Abraham’s abilities – so much so, that he thinks his former team-mate can become one of the best in world football in his position.

“He can become one of the best strikers in the world,” Willian said about his former Chelsea team-mate in October 2019.

He’s still only 22 and he has everything to become one of the best strikers in the world.”

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Abraham, despite playing just seven times since Thomas Tuchel was appointed Chelsea boss in January, still finished the 2020/21 season as the club’s joint-top goalscorer, with 12 to his name, alongside Timo Werner.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both have uncertain futures with Arsenal, with the duo seeing their contracts expire next summer, as it stands, meaning the Gunners could look to cash in on their strikers. And if Willian’s past verdict is anything to go by, he would certainly welcome Abraham’s move across the capital.

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