Arsenal willing to hand Abraham bumper pay-rise to seal Chelsea transfer

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Arsenal are ready to close a deal with Chelsea for Tammy Abraham.

The Sunday Express says Arsenal are ready to meet Abraham's wage demands to bring the Chelsea forward to the Emirates this summer. Abraham could come in as Arsenal's newest frontman having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge.

England international Abraham is on around £80,000 a week at Chelsea but wants £125,000 - and the Gunners have indicated in talks that they are prepared to offer him that figure.

Chelsea are willing to let the 23-year-old go out on loan this summer with a view to a permanent deal as they clear the decks to fund a £160million bid for Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Haaland.

Arsenal are at the head of the queue to sign Abraham, though West Ham and Aston Villa are also interested - but the £40m price tag placed on the striker by Chelsea is putting bidders off a permanent deal now.

However, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is keen to bring Abraham across the capital to strengthen his ranks.

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