Newcastle ‘eye double loan swoop for Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour next season – but European champions want to sell a £ 40m striker this summer and keep the midfielder at Stamford Bridge’
- Newcastle wants to hire Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour next term
- However, Chelsea are reluctant to let the highly regarded Gilmour leave the club
- Abraham is free to leave but the Blues want to sell the striker and value him at £40m
Newcastle hopes to successfully scour the credit market again this time with a double robbery on Chelsea for Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce will likely be on a tight budget this summer as he looks to improve in 12th place this season.
According to the Northern EchoAs a result, Newcastle has inquired with Chelsea about the availability of both Abraham and Gilmour on loan.
Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour (left) and Tammy Abraham are wanted on loan by Newcastle the next term
Steve Bruce would like to strengthen his team in Newcastle but doesn’t have a big budget to spend
However, the newly crowned European champions are currently reluctant to do business – although Newcastle hopes their stance can change further over the summer period.
At the moment Chelsea does not feel like lending Gilmour. Manager Thomas Tuchel pulled the 19-year-old out on loan during the January period and is keen to develop him at Stamford Bridge.
However, Newcastle is hoping to entice Chelsea by pointing out the successful tenure Arsenal’s Joe Willock has had at St James’ Park this season and the effect they can play on Gilmour’s development.
The teenager, who has been called up to Scotland’s Euro 2020 squad, is currently behind N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in Chelsea’s pecking order in midfield.
Joe Willock was a revelation under Bruce this season when he was loaned out from Arsenal
Abraham’s situation is more difficult as the West London outfit wants to sell him after he clearly fell out of favor under Tuchel.
The Blues value the England international at £40 million but currently have no buyers at that price – with Aston Villa and Wolves both wary of that fee amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
West Ham was also interested, but only considered a £ 25 million offer.