WEST HAM CHIEF SAYS CLUB WON’T SIGN TAMMY ABRAHAM

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Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has been one of the most in-demand forwards in the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea set to loan the youngster out after a stellar campaign with Bristol City.

West Ham and a host of other Premier League teams are believed to have shown interest in the 19-year-old striker, but West Ham chief David Gold has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 29th June, that West Ham United are not interested in snapping up the Chelsea forward.

Gold reveals the Hammers would go for a more experienced striker.

“We want proven, experienced centre-forwards. Maybe in another season, when you’ve got experienced strikers in place, you bring him in,” Gold said. “We’ve got young Fletcher that could be anything, we don’t know.

“In this moment in time we can’t rely on, and forgive me as this is part of the issue, teenagers and youngsters.

“We must get top, top quality players in at this time. It’s nice to have youngsters coming through and when they’re 22 or 23 they will be superstars.

“You can only have that if you have a number of top class strikers in your squad. Then in the background you can have them coming through slowly that will next year make the first team.”

Swansea are believed to have won the race for Abraham, beating Newcastle who were also interested in the player.

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