Tammy Abraham hits back at claims he has demanded to be Chelsea’s highest paid player on more than £180k a week – The Sun
TAMMY ABRAHAM has slammed reports he is demanding wages of £180,000-a-week to stay at Chelsea.
The 15-goal striker has already rejected one offer from the Blues as talks continue over an extension.
The 22-year-old, top scorer for Frank Lampard’s side this campaign, is understood to want a similar package to other star’s at Stamford Bridge before committing his future.
Chelsea have already secured a host of youngsters long-term, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour all penning new contracts.
Hudson-Odoi landed the biggest package, agreeing to a deal worth £180,000-a-week in September.
As Sun Sport reported previously, that led to speculation the England international wanted the same wages.
However, a story emerged yesterday that Abraham had not made those demands and was instead concentrating on building up his fitness.
And he backed that up by responding to a Chelsea fan site that linked to the story on Instagram, saying: “Finally some real news.”
Abraham is under contract until 2022, which gives the West London club some time to agree an extension.
The hotshot scored 26 times to help fire Aston Villa to promotion in the 2018/19 season and he continued that fine form after being handed a chance to shine by Lampard.
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