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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