Roma have set a new price for Tammy Abraham in response to rumors of a £50m bid from Arsenal
Roma have reportedly set a new price for striker Tammy Abraham after Arsenal drew up a £50million offer.
The England international, who made 10 appearances for the Three Lions, swapped Chelsea for Roma this summer. He was sold for £34million, to make room for Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge.
As Lukaku endures a tough Premier League campaign, Abraham is in exceptional form.
He has found the net 24 times in 46 appearances so far. That includes Serie A braces against Atalanta, Empoli and Lazio.
The 24-year-old is working well under Jose Mourinho and could finish second in the Italian goalscoring charts. He’s unlikely to catch Ciro Immobile as the Lazio skipper has 26 strikes in 29 games.
Reports suggest Abraham could return to England within the next two years. Chelsea have a buyout clause worth £68million which is set to activate next summer.
London rivals Arsenal also set their sights on him. According to daily starMikel Arteta’s team is ready to pay £50m for Abraham later this year.
Roma want big money for Tammy Abraham
Given their fantastic achievements in Italy, Roma are reluctant to agree to an exit – and rightly so.
football.london provide an update on the situation. They claim the Roma will demand £68m for Abraham, if Arsenal came with an offer. As such, they correspond directly to the buyout clause that Chelsea have in place.
Although that leaves the Gunners £18million short, it is a step in the right direction. Previous sources have suggested it would take a stunning offer worth £100m to snatch the London-born ace from the Stadio Olimpico.
Between now and the end of the season, Abraham will be looking to continue impressing potential suitors across Europe. It also aims to prove Chelsea wrong for agreeing to a sale and then bringing in Lukaku.
Roma face a tough task to break into the top four, although they are in a good position to finish fifth and qualify for the Europa League.
Moreover, Mourinho’s men have a Europa Conference League semi-final with Leicester City to look forward to.
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