Leicester City have joined Aston Villa and Wolves in the summer battle for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Football Insider can reveal.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are in the market for a new centre-forward to provide cover and competition for Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.
A Leicester source has told Football Insider that Abraham, 23, is on their radar amid doubts over his future at Stamford Bridge following Tomas Tuchel’s appointment.
Rodgers believes he can get another year out of Vardy, 34, at the top level but has adapted his system to play two centre-forwards in recent months.
Wolves also want Abraham as they look to recruit a new striker, while Villa are keen to re-sign their former loan star.
The England international will be one of the most in-demand Premier League players going into the summer.
He has had only three minutes as a substitute in Chelsea’s last eight Premier League matches and was left out of the squad against Brighton last week despite being fully fit.
Abraham has a contract that runs until 2023 but talks over an extension have collapsed.
Chelsea may yet return to the negotiating table and offer improved terms if they do not receive offers for him that match their valuation.
The Chelsea academy product is the club’s top scorer in all competitions with 12 goals this season.
That comes after he netted 18 times in 46 matches last term.