Tammy Abraham has reportedly told Chelsea he wants a new deal worth £130,000-a-week to sign a new contract at the club.
The striker has demanded that he is paid the same as fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The winger, handed a bumper new deal to fend off interest from Bayern Munich, is three years Abraham’s junior and has started just seven times in the Premier League this season compared to 24 starts for Abraham.
Abraham, an England international, has two years left on his current £50,000-a-week deal.
He has been reluctant to commit his future to Frank Lampard’s side, waiting to see their movements in the transfer market before agreeing to sign.
According to The Times, Abraham will only sign a deal if it at least matches Hudson-Odoi’s £120,000-a-week plus bonuses deal, while he is also using new signing Timo Werner’s £170,000-a-week contract as a bargaining chip in negotiations.
Abraham, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, has scored 15 goals for Chelsea this season but has struggled for form in recent times.
He has failed to find the net in his past 10 games for the club and was dropped by Lampard for the 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday.