Southampton ‘make contact with Chelsea over unwanted striker Tammy Abraham’ as Ralph Hasenhuttl begins life with out talisman Danny Ings after his shock £30m transfer to Aston Villa
- Danny Ings accomplished a shock £30m transfer to Aston Villa on Wednesday
- Saints have been able to make him the highest-paid participant within the membership’s historical past
Southampton have reportedly approached Chelsea over the potential for signing striker Tammy Abraham following the shock departure of Danny Ings to Aston Villa.
Ings, who scored 46 objectives in 100 appearances for the Saints after becoming a member of from Liverpool in 2018, accomplished a shock £30m transfer to Villa Park on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old was within the ultimate year of his contract and turned down a brand new deal which might have made him the highest-paid participant within the membership’s historical past.
Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl rapidly got here out to insist they will exchange the ahead and it appears Abraham is high of his want listing, based on talkSPORT.
They tweeted on Thursday morning: ‘Southampton enquire in regards to the availability of Tammy Abraham.
‘The Saints desire a mortgage deal, however Chelsea are pursuing a everlasting purchaser.’
The Blues wish to promote as they bid to seal a giant money transfer for Romelu Lukaku.
Abraham has curiosity from Arsenal, West Ham and Atalanta and Chelsea worth him within the area of £40m.
Speaking in regards to the Ings switch on Wednesday, Hasenhuttl advised the Southern Daily Echo: ‘It was not a shock for me as we’re at all times knowledgeable about what’s going on behind the scenes.
‘It was clear we had a participant who did not need to signal for us anymore. I have to say it’s unbelievable that we get a number of money for him.
‘He did a unbelievable job for this membership. He was an incredible goalscorer all this time when he was right here. It is a pity that he leaves, however that is the business.
‘I need to say thanks for the time he performed for us. We can exchange him with the money now we have obtained.’