Tammy Abraham is set to join Arsenal from Chelsea.
The Gunners are emerging as the favourites in the three-way chase for the out-of-favour striker.
Arsenal’s London rivals Tottenham and West Ham are also keen to sign the England star.
Tammy Abraham has failed to win over new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea are demanding around £40million for Abraham but the fee is proving a sticking point for any suitors.
Tammy Abraham may join on permanent basis
A loan deal with an obligation to buy should the player reach a pre-set amount of appearances look like being an ideal compromise.
It would also take Abraham’s wages of around £80,000 a week off the wage bill.
This may help with financing plans in other areas of the squad.
Chelsea’s striker situation is a dilemma for Tuchel as he plots to build on last season’s incredible success.
Abraham is understood to have sentimental feelings towards Arsenal.
He grew up supporting the club and idolising Gunners legend Thierry Henry.