Leicester City Lining Up Move for On-Loan Chelsea Star Tearing Up the Championship
Leicester City are lining up a transfer for Tammy Abraham who is on loan at Bristol City from Premier League leaders Chelsea, reports The Sun.
Abraham, whose full name is Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham has scored 24 goals in 43 appearances for City this season, and it is this form that has Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare interested in signing him for next season, whether it be short or long term.
Shakespeare sent David Flitcroft to scout the 19-year-old during City's 3-1 victory over Wolves on Saturday, in which Abraham scored a brace.
Leicester could have a chance to sing Abraham on a permanent basis, and might try their luck with a bid starting at around £1.5m.
If the Foxes were to sign him on loan, then they would have to cover the £25k weekly wage in full, and pay an up front rental fee, so both options are expensive for Shakespeare.
Abraham has played for England's under-18's, under-19's and under 21's teams, scoring 12 goals in 21 international youth appearances in total.
He also featured twice for Chelsea's first team before being sent out on loan to Bristol City, coming on as a substitute against Leicester in 2016 during a 1-1 draw. He made his debut as a substitute against Liverpool in another 1-1 draw that season.