13/08/2021; 2:02 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
A possible deal is worth £34m, but it seems Abraham prefers a move to Arsenal, who have developed cold feet.
Jose Mourinho is prepping his side up to make a credible challenge in the 2021/22 season. The Portuguese manager has been searching for players to help him build a formidable side. The loss of Edin Dzeko to Inter Milan has left him short in attack, precipitating the need for another striker. Tammy Abraham has been on Roma's radar but the Italian side have been unable to pull the deal across the line.
The arrival of Romelu Lukaku spells a death knell for Tammy Abraham at Chelsea. With limited opportunities under Thomas Tuchel last season, Abraham is unlikely to see any action this season. A move away from Stamford Bridge is expected to happen before the window closes.
Tammy has been short of takers, with Roma the only club to show serious interest in taking the 23-year-old striker.
Jose Mourinho seems to have found something appealing in Abraham and is determined to land the Nigerian-born English striker to Rome.
As per Corriere dello Sport, the striker had talks with Pinto and agent Federico Pastorello over the move, but it seems he is still unconvinced about going to Rome.
Reports suggest that Roma are prepared to hand him the no 9 jersey, proper game time and a £4m salary. However, that seems not to have been enough to convince Tammy. The player still wants to ponder more about the deal.
Tammy Abraham rose from Chelsea's academy side to the senior team and has shown he has a knack for goals. He was loaned to Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa between 2016 and 2019. In 109 matches across the three teams, he banged in 53 goals, an impressive scoring rate for a young striker. In the 2019-20 campaign for Chelsea, he scored 15 times in the Premier League, and he was the joint-top scorer last season despite his lack of minutes.
At the moment, it seems to be a waiting game as Jose Mourinho holds out to land his man. Tammy's antics should test the Portuguese gaffer, but how long can he wait with the season already upon us. Mourinho needs to get his team in order before the season, and that is why Tammy needs to make a decision quickly.
With Tammy holding out for an Arsenal approach, Mourinho could turn his sights to the Gunners forward Alexandre Lacazette as an alternative option.
Chelsea have reportedly accepted £34 million for Tammy Abraham. They also managed to insert a buy-back clause as part of the deal. The ball is now in Tammy's court as he looks to get regular playing to convince Gareth Southgate of his value to the Three Lions.