Manchester United and Manchester City have reportedly been made aware of the amount they need to pay to sign Tammy Abraham, with AS Roma demanding £100 million.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City and Manchester United have shown interest in Tammy Abraham following the forward’s fruitful season thus far for AS Roma in Serie A, but will need to pay £100 million to sign him. The English international left Chelsea for Italy in the 2021 summer transfer window after struggling for game time with the Blues.
The centre-forward is a Chelsea youth academy product and had been associated with them since 2009. While the Blues are never shy of signing top players in the transfer market, Abraham eventually forced the club for a first-team promotion after impressing for Aston Villa in the Championship while on loan in the 2018/19 season.
Frank Lampard gave ample opportunities to Abraham upon his return from loan and the forward repaid the faith, scoring 15 league goals in the 2019/20 season. But the arrival of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz the following year again sent Abraham down the pecking order as he made just 22 Premier League appearances in 2020/21. He eventually forced a move away from the club, joining Roma in a €40 million move.
The 24-year-old has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Italy, scoring 23 goals for AS Roma already in 40 matches. His goalscoring form might have put him in contention for a possible return to England within a year of his departure from Chelsea, with Manchester United and Manchester City both showing interest in him.
While the red half of Manchester are preparing for life without the likes of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial, and possibly Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo, the blue half is still in search for a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero. Abraham, who has ample experience of the Premier League, has emerged as a possible option for both Manchester City and Manchester United.
AS Roma have slapped a £100 million price tag on the ex-Chelsea frontman, which could force Manchester United and Manchester to give this one a rethink. Chelsea had reportedly inserted a £67 million buy-back clause in Abraham’s Roma contract, but that will not get activated until next year.
Erling Haaland is also on the Manchester United and Manchester City’s wishlists, with the reigning Premier League champions reportedly the favourites to secure his signature.