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Roma reach £34m agreement for Chelsea outcast Abraham

Roma have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the signing of Tammy Abraham.

According to Sky Sports Italia, the two clubs have agreed terms on a deal worth €40m (£34m) for Abraham, with Roma set to pay an initial €5m upfront, and the remaining €35m in instalments.

 

Abraham is set to leave the west London side this summer after failing to convince Thomas Tuchel, a host of Premier League clubs having monitored the situation of the out-of-favour forward during the current transfer window.

However, while a deal has been provisionally agreed with Roma, it remains to be seen whether he will make a switch to the Italian capital, the report saying that the player has his reservations.

Arsenal remain interested in signing the 23-year-old, though the Sky Italia report says that that the Gunners would have to sanction the sale of a senior forward – most likely Alexandre Lacazette who has also been linked to Roma – before securing a deal for Abraham.

West Ham have previously been linked with the player and Abraham’s preference is understood to be remaining in the Premier League and London, with Roma waiting on a decision from the England international before moving on to alternative targets.

Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his forward line at the Stadio Olimpico as Edin Dzeko edges closer to a move to Inter Milan, the veteran set to join the Italian champions as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is set to sign for Chelsea in the coming days in a deal worth a club-record £97.5m, his arrival set to further limit minutes for Abraham and pave the way for his exit.

Abraham finished as Chelsea’s joint-leading scorer in all competitions last season with 12 goals in just 18 starting appearances, but featured only sporadically following the appointment of Tuchel as head coach in January.

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