Tammy Abraham wanted by Leicester
Abraham has spent the season on loan at Championship side Bristol City, impressing with 24 goals including a brace in yesterday’s 3-1 win over Wolves.
Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare, 53, reportedly sent pal David Flitcroft to run the rule over Abraham last week.
Tammy Abraham has scored 24 goals for Bristol City this season
Shakespeare is only contracted at the King Power Stadium until the summer but is expected to keep the job on a long-term basis after guiding Leicester to six wins on the bounce.
And a new striker is said to be high up on his summer wishlist.
Jamie Vardy is the Foxes’ leading scorer with 12 goals to his name so far, while Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki, Islam Slimani have bagged just 16 between them.
Leicester will reportedly try their luck with an opening offer of £15million to sign Abraham, but could also take the Chelsea youngster on loan.
Craig Shakespeare has scouted Tammy Abraham
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Abraham revealed earlier on this season that he would be open to joining another club to have the chance of playing in the Premier League.
“In three years I want to be playing at the top level, at whichever team I’m at,” the England Under-21 international told Squawka.
“I just want to be one of the best in the Premier League, scoring goals.”