The 20-year-old was reportedly keen on joining the north London club, but the Blues blocked the deal
Tottenham failed with a £25million bid for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on transfer deadline day, according to reports.
The 20-year-old was apparently keen on joining Spurs, but the deal was blocked by the Blues.
Spurs made history this summer by becoming the first Premier League club ever not to make any new signings during the summer transfer window.
But it has been claimed club chiefs were working hard to make something happen in the final hours of the window, only to have their plans scuppered by London rivals Chelsea.
According to Goal.com, Tottenham had identified 20-year-old Abraham as the perfect player to play deputy to star striker Harry Kane.
The two-cap England international was apparently keen on the switch too, but Chelsea – not wanting to lose one of their up-and-coming stars to a direct rival – rejected Spurs’ offer.
It remains to be seen whether the north London side will reignite their interested in Abraham in January.
The young striker is now expected to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan.
Abraham is one of a number of promising young players who have seen their route to the first-team obstructed at Chelsea, having made just three senior appearances for the club.
The young striker signed a new five-year deal with the Blues last summer before joining Swansea City on loan for the season, scoring eight goals for the Welsh side.
He returned to Stamford Bridge this summer, has been training with Maurizio Sarri’s first-team and featured in the Blues’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield.
Yet he finds himself behind Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in the Chelsea team, so is likely to leave the Bridge again this season, with Steve Bruce reportedly keen to bring the talented hitman to Villa Park.