Newcastle United eager to sign £60,000-a-week Chelsea striker

Newcastle United are prepared to raid newly-crowned European champions Chelsea in pursuit of Billy Gilmour and Tammy Abraham. It appears Steve Bruce is keen on securing loan deals for both these footballers, as he seems to combat the financial difficulties put forth by the Covid pandemic.

Newcastle have already enjoyed a lot of success with the loan of Joe Willock from Arsenal. In Gilmour, they believe they have found another footballer who is capable of becoming the latest midfield lynchpin for the Magpies, as they look to once again avoid relegation in the upcoming campaign.

Tammy Abraham, too, is being eyed as a target as Steve Bruce seems to add to his attacking options. His primary striker Callum Wilson had enjoyed an impressive start to the season, but a hamstring injury put Newcastle United in huge trouble midway through the campaign.

The desired alternatives in Joelinton, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll, who is set to depart St. James’ Park this summer, are not reliable goalscorers either, which is why Chelsea centre-forward Tammy Abraham has emerged as a potential transfer target for the Tyneside outfit.

The Englishman clearly does not have any future at the London club after falling behind Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Kai Havertz this past season. He is not favoured by Thomas Tuchel either, with Chelsea set to offload him for a reported fee of £40m.

The Magpies, however, simply cannot afford Chelsea’s valuation of Abraham in the market this summer and are, thus, in favour of signing in a season-long loan deal. The same logic applies to Billy Gilmour, whose future at London club is uncertain as well.