Tammy Abraham Ready To Join As Roma

Roma are reportedly edging closer to sealing a deal for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham following a breakthrough in talks.

In a transfer merry-go-round, Chelsea have re-signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £97.5m, and the Serie A champions are expected to move for Roma’s Edin Dzeko as a replacement.

In turn, Roma are thought to be eyeing a swoop for out-of-favour Chelsea forward Abraham, who is also thought to be on the radar of Arsenal and West Ham United.

According to La Repubblica, a fee of £34m has already been agreed with the Blues, and progress has been made on the personal side of a deal following a phone call to the player from Jose Mourinho.

Roma are supposedly prepared to bump up Abraham’s salary to £5m a year in order to fend off interest from Arsenal, but the report adds that Abraham would still prefer a move to the Emirates.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has affirmed that he has a “good relationship” with Abraham amid widespread transfer speculation, and the 23-year-old is in the Blues’ squad for Saturday’s Premier League opener with Crystal Palace.

Sports Staff

Posted Aug 14th, 2021


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