Tammy Abraham responds to reported Chelsea contract demands on Instagram

Tammy Abraham has hit back at reports he has demanded to be the highest earner at Chelsea on more than £180,000 a week.

Abraham has already rejected one contract offer from the Stamford Bridge club after a breakthrough campaign in which he scored 15 goals before being sidelined by injury.

The England striker is understood to be seeking parity with Chelsea’s other stars before committing his future to the club.

Abraham has seen a string of players pledge their allegiance to the Blues, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour all signing up for the long-term.

Hudson-Odoi agreed a new contract last September which was worth an estimated £180,000-a-week.

But a report in the Telegraph on Wednesday claimed that Abraham had not demanded to be paid more than his fellow England international, and was simply concentrating on building up his fitness again.

And Abraham responded to a Chelsea fan site that linked to the story on Instagram, with the 22-year-old saying: "Finally some real news."

Abraham has two years left to run on his current contract so there is no immediate rush, but with the clock ticking, Chelsea have a decision to make on how highly they rate the striker.

Abraham prolific early-season form continued the run that saw him plunder 26 goals in 40 games in all competitions on loan at Aston Villa last season.

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