Roma Ponder Deal with Chelsea Involving Abraham and Lukaku

Tammy Abraham is a cut-out figure at Roma, with the long cruciate ligament injury layoff doing the Englishman no favors. He is expected to return only in 2024, but he may not appear again for the Giallorossi as links emerge with English outfits, including his boyhood club Chelsea.

As per latest information from England and Italy, the 26-year-old is being pondered as part of the deal with Chelsea involving Romelu Lukaku. Although the Belgian loanee isn’t on Mauricio Pochettino’s season plans, the Blues are nonetheless interested in getting a striker, and Abraham could help Roma lure Lukaku on a permanent transfer. Abraham is reportedly valued at €52M by Roma.

It is understood that Roma, led by sporting director Tiago Pinto, are prepared to sanction the forward’s departure from the club. However, it is not just Chelsea interested, with Premier League rivals West Ham United, Aston Villa and even Fulham lining up their candidacy.

José Mourinho is unlikely to use Tammy once he returns back into action, with Lukaku impressing at the Stadio Olimpico so far. Much would depend on Lukaku’s long-term form as well.

Tammy Abraham had a fantastic start to life at Roma, scoring 27 goals in 53 appearances in 2021/22, before seeing a dip in form the following campaign, with just 9 goals from 54 caps.

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For Tammy, a return to England would be ideal to get back into shape, and he could be tempted to return to Chelsea to complete some unfinished business. Roma could also leverage the striker’s presence to complete a permanent deal for Lukaku.

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