Medical today: Winner named in West Ham race to sign Abraham as deal agreed - Sources
West Ham have lost out to Roma in the race to sign Tammy Abraham after refusing to meet his salary demands, Football Insider understands.
The Chelsea striker has agreed to join the Serie A club and is set to head to Rome to finalise the deal today (Sunday).
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Abraham, 23, will undergo a medical before signing a contract worth £130,000-a-week.
His contract demands had put off a number of English suitors including former loan club Aston Villa as well as West Ham.
This site broke the news on 30th July that the striker wanted a contract worth £80,000-a-week more than his £50,000-a-week Chelsea deal.
Roma have been willing to hand Abraham a vast five-year contract as well as pay the Londoners a fee of £34million plus add-ons.
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West Ham are in the market for centre-forward who can provide cover and competition for main man Michail Antonio.
But David Moyes is working with a restricted transfer budget and has still not signed a senior player this summer.
A product of Chelsea’s academy, Abraham has two years remaining on his contract in south west London and his future has been in doubt since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard.
The striker finished last season as the club’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals but was a fringe player in the second half of the campaign.
The arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club-record £97.5m pushed the player further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.