Chelsea are reportedly considering re-signing former striker Tammy Abraham from AS Roma, with Manchester United and Tottenham also interested.
According to the print edition of Il Messaggero, as relayed by Tutto Mercato Web, Chelsea are thinking about the prospect of re-signing former striker Tammy Abraham from AS Roma just a year after selling him. However, they will face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Abraham came through the youth ranks at Chelsea but got his big break only during the 2019/20 campaign after he had been on a series of loan spells away from Stamford Bridge. While the Englishman displayed decent form in both 2019/20 and 2020/21, he was shown the exit doors by the Blues last summer, as they brought in Romelu Lukaku in a mega-money deal.
However, the move has spectacularly backfired as Abraham has thrived since moving to Rome while Lukaku has been poor on his return to England. The Chelsea academy graduate has plundered 23 goals in 40 games while setting up four more, thriving under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. His form has now led to interest from clubs in the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham keen.
Chelsea, as iterated earlier, have been left with a major headache in the attacking unit as Lukaku has failed to fire as expected. At the same time, Timo Werner has also struggled to deliver in front of goal. Furthermore, the latter is believed to be keen on securing an exit from Stamford Bridge, which would leave them short on options in the final third.
So, Abraham has now popped up on the radars of Chelsea, who have the option of re-signing him by triggering a buyback clause which stands at a whopping €80 million. However, it only comes into effect in the summer of 2023, which means they will have to compete with other clubs if they wish to sign him this year itself.
Manchester United are on the lookout for a new striker as Edinson Cavani is expected to leave after his contract expires at the end of the season. In addition to that, Cristiano Ronaldo’s form has deteriorated considerably since the turn of the year, while Marcus Rashford is also seemingly pushing for an exit.
Such a situation would leave the Red Devils thinly stretched in the No. 9 role leading to their pursuit of a new centre-forward. Harry Kane has been linked again, but they are also keeping tabs on Tammy Abraham of Roma. Apart from Chelsea, Manchester United will also have to contend with competition from Tottenham Hotspur, who are also interested in the 24-year-old striker.
Tottenham are staring at the possibility of losing star man Harry Kane, who could leave the club if the Lilywhites fail to qualify for the Champions League again. Manchester United have emerged as a suitor for the England captain, and should he end up departing, Tottenham want Abraham to replace him.
It remains to be seen if Abraham ends up securing a return to the Premier League just a year after leaving Chelsea. But, as things stand, the 24-year-old is attracting serious interest from clubs in England.