Chelsea are reportedly ready to drop their asking price for Tammy Abraham in what could be a huge boost for Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s side have been linked with a swoop for the Chelsea striker, who dropped out of the first-team picture under Thomas Tuchel last term.
But the Stamford Bridge side slapped a £40m price tag on Abraham – which has so far proved too much to tempt his suitors.
West Ham and Aston Villa are believed to be interested in the 23-year-old, as well as the Gunners.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left clubs in the top flight and in Europe having to balance their finances.
And that has been evident to Chelsea in their attempts to offload the forward.
For buying clubs have made it clear they are unable to put together a package which would not only meet the fee but then come up with a wage deal to tempt the player to sign.