Arsenal are considering making a move for Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, according to reports in England.
The 23-year-old is believed to be available for around £40m, and was also said to have been offered to Borussia Dortmund as part of the Blues’ first initial proposal for Erling Haaland.
Despite seemingly being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Thomas Tuchel, though, there was a mixed reaction to the news among fans on Twitter, who are not sure whether the club should sell Abraham to the Gunners:
60m or no deal
— Apoorv cfc (@mr_mac_key) July 15, 2021
Lol 😂😂😂 he won't downgrade
— VERIFIED homie (@Homiebishop) July 15, 2021
This one will come back to bite us…
— Sebastjan Kolenc (@KolencSebastjan) July 15, 2021
By all means sell him if it’s funding Haaland and he isn’t in Tuchels plans, but not to arsenal
— Azza ⭐️⭐️ (@CFCAzza97) July 15, 2021
Dont do this to him.
— Arson (@golden_boycfc) July 15, 2021
I would so hate the sight of Tammy in an Arsenal shirt.
— Baksh Mohindra (@baksh) July 15, 2021
Don't you dare sell him to Arsenal, @ChelseaFC
— Tony (@CFC_Chuks) July 15, 2021
Sell him I like him but he is surplus
— Obi 🇬🇭 (@obi_cfc) July 15, 2021
There is the obvious concern about potentially strengthening a rival but, it should be pointed out, that Arsenal are not likely to be competing at the top of the table next season.
If Chelsea can raise £40m or more from selling Abraham, and it helps them secure the transfer of Haaland before the summer transfer window closes, then you won’t be seeing many supporters complaining.