Chelsea’s Nigerian-born striker, Tammy Abraham is on the verge of an exit for the English Premier League club and the Italian Serie A could be his forte this season, after AS Roma agreed to sign him in a £34m deal from The Blues.
One stumbling block in the deal though is that it will not be confirmed until the 23-year-old England international accepts the offer to join the Rome-based club that is now being handled by his former coach at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho.
Megasportsarena.com reports that going to Rome would also mean a dent to bids from Arsenal of England and Atalanta of Italy, who are also interested in signing Abraham.
The lanky attacker, who previously spent time on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, would prefer staying put in England, but Chelsea’s prefer selling him to a team outside the EPL.
All this comes after Abraham fell out of favour at Chelsea midway last season, when Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as coach, and he was left out of the squad for the UEFA Champions League final.
Interestingly, despite his limited game-time during the second half of last season, Abraham still ended the campaign as Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.
He has also featured in each of Chelsea’s three pre-season friendlies and could be involved as they take on Villarreal in the Super Cup final on Wednesday.
However, the imminent arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan is set to push Abraham further down the pecking order and all but end the possibility of him staying at Stamford Bridge.