Tammy Abraham’s Contract Extension Talks Stall Due to Disagreement Over Wage Demands

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has seen talks over a new contract extension at the club stall over the last few months due to a disagreement over wages.

The 22-year-old has been Chelsea’s star player this season, scoring 14 goals across all competitions to help the club go into the new year with a four points within the Premier League’s top four.

Chelsea have been looking to extend Abraham’s contract ever since new manager Frank Lampard took over during the summer, but Goal claim talks between the two parties have been dragging on for months without any sign of a solution.

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It’s reported that Abraham is looking to earn a similar deal that 19-year-old teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi signed in September – which is worth up to £120k a week.

Both Abraham and Chelsea’s negotiators believe that the England international deserves a hefty pay rise at Stamford Bridge, but there is still little sign that either side will compromise in an attempt to find middle ground.

The former Aston Villa loanee still has a contract with the club until 2022 and there’s no suggestion that Abraham could be on his way out of the club if an agreement can’t be reached over his new deal, but Chelsea are still being linked with a host of new attacking players as a result of their transfer ban being lifted.

Timo Werner and Moussa Dembélé are believed to be on a six-player shortlist for Chelsea ahead of the window reopening – Sky Sports even claim that Lampard believes Lyon’s Dembélé has similarities to club legend Didier Drogba.

There hasn’t been any progress with Abraham’s new deal but, on top of Hudson-Odoi’s extension, Chelsea have already wrapped up extensions for homegrown stars Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori, Billy Gilmour and Jamie Cumming since Lampard’s appointment.

Even though there hasn’t been any progress off the pitch for Abraham, the Chelsea striker is continuing to impress on it this season and most recently scored the club’s late winner away at Arsenal.

It was a goal that took Abraham’s tally for the season up to 12 in the Premier League – only Jamie Vardy (17) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (13) have scored more.

The England international has featured in all-but-one league game this season and is in line to start his 19th game under Lampard when Chelsea travel to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.


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