€50m-rated striker is delaying signing a new contract with Chelsea

The London giants centre-forward Tammy Abraham is delaying signing a new contract due to concerns over wages and his place in the team, according to reports. England international still has over two years on his current deal, but Blues want to secure his future for the long term. He has vast potential and can achieve a big success in the future.

Tammy has hit the ground running in his first full campaign at London giants, scoring 13 Premier League goals this season. Abraham is holding out for a wage packet similar to the one given to teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi. Callum signed a £120,000-a-week contract in September 2019, which rises to nearly £180,000 including add-ons.

The 22-year-old striker is also wary of London club’s plans to recruit another centre-forward in the summer transfer window, with at least one of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi, set to leave. Chelsea have been linked with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, after accepting that RB Leipzig centre-forward Timo Werner is more likely to join Liverpool.

A new forward recruit may hinder the English attacker’s playing time, and the centre-forward will want assurances before he puts pen to paper. Frank Lampard’s side currently occupies the fourth spot in the league table, but their remaining nine matches have been thrown into doubt over the coronavirus pandemic.

The FA decided to postpone all Premier League matches until at least April 4 after Mikel Arteta, and Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the disease last week. Chelsea heavily linked with Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, Porto left-back Alex Telles, Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake and Barcelona full-back Marc Cucurella.