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Abraham agrees to join Roma

Tammy Abraham has agreed to join Roma from Chelsea and will fly to Italy to complete the move, reports Sky in Italy.

Talks progressed positively after Roma general manager Tiago Pinto met the striker in London on Thursday, and the Serie A side believe he will be a key part of boss Jose Mourinho’s plans.

Abraham is scheduled to undergo a medical on Sunday afternoon at the Villa Stuart Clinic in Rome, before signing a five-year contract worth £4m a year after tax.

Chelsea will have €80m buyback option on the 23-year-old, which can be triggered in the summer of 2023.

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Good Morning Transfers’ Kyle Walker believes Abraham could flourish under Jose Mourinho at Roma

Abraham fell out of favour at Chelsea once Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, despite finishing last season as the club’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.

The arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club-record £97.5m pushed the player further down the pecking order and all but ended the possibility of him staying in the Premier League.

Fellow Serie A side Atalanta and Arsenal also expressed an interest in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference was always to sell him to a foreign club.

Tuchel: My fault for not trusting Abraham

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has accepted some responsibility for Tammy Abraham’s lack of opportunities last season as the striker’s future at Stamford Bridge lies in the balance.

Although Tuchel refused to directly address Roma’s offer during his press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, the head coach said: “Tammy is right now in the squad. He did some good preparation matches.

“He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and maybe he has reason also not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, not to trust him on the same level I maybe trusted other players.

“I can absolutely understand that he wants more minutes. So the decision will be ‘how do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, does he fight his way back into the team from the position where he ended last season or does he want to change club to have the chance of being a regular starter?'”

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Abraham, Batshuayi close to Chelsea exits

Roma are confident of completing a deal to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea while fellow forward Michy Batshuayi could also be set for a Stamford Bridge departure.

Abraham and his representatives have held positive talks with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto over a deal worth between €40m and €45m.

Fellow Serie A side Atalanta and Arsenal are also interested in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference is to sell him to a foreign club, making a move to their London rivals less likely.

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As Tammy Abraham looks set to leave Chelsea for Roma, we take a look at some of his greatest goals in the Premier League

The 23-year-old fell out of favour at Chelsea midway through last season as Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach with the striker left out of the squad for May’s Champions League final, despite being fully fit.

The 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.

Despite his limited game-time during the second half of last season, Abraham ended the campaign as Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.

Abraham has been told he will be a key part of the new Roma side Jose Mourinho is building with the Italian side believing he can have a similar impact to Romelu Lukaku in Serie A.

However, Roma may turn their attention to Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho if a deal for Abraham cannot be completed.

Batshuayi is another player nearing the exit door with Chelsea needing to sell players in the next two weeks after signing Lukaku from Inter Milan in a club record £97.5m deal.

Signed for £33m from Marseille in 2016, the forward is close to a move to Turkish side Besiktas after loan spells at Crystal Palace, Valencia and Borussia Dortmund.

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says striker Tammy Abraham has ‘reason’ not to be happy at the club after being given a lack of opportunities last season

Tuchel: My fault for not trusting Abraham

Thomas Tuchel has accepted some responsibility for Tammy Abraham’s lack of opportunities last season as the Chelsea striker’s future at the club lies in the balance.

Although Tuchel refused to directly address Roma’s offer during his press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, the head coach said: “Tammy is right now in the squad. He did some good preparation matches.

“He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and maybe he has reason also not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, not to trust him on the same level I maybe trusted other players.

“I can absolutely understand that he wants more minutes. So the decision will be ‘how do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, does he fight his way back into the team from the position where he ended last season or does he want to change club to have the chance of being a regular starter?'”

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You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.

Roma target Iheanacho if they fail to sign Abraham

Roma are considering making an offer for Kelechi Iheanacho if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.

Abraham is currently weighing up his Stamford Bridge future after the Serie A side agreed a £34m deal to sign the striker.

The 23-year-old has asked for time to consider the offer from the Italian club, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto meeting Abraham for talks in London on Thursday.

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Abraham could flourish under Jose Mourinho at Roma, says Good Morning Transfers’ Kyle Walker

However, should Roma turn their attention to Iheanacho, any move is likely to command a large fee as the player signed a new three-year Leicester City contract in April.

Fellow Serie A side Atalanta and Arsenal are also interested in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference is to sell him to a foreign club, making a move to their London rivals less likely.

A source close to the negotiations has told Sky Sports News there is a determination from Roma to conclude a deal and talks are ongoing.

Abraham fell out of favour at Chelsea midway through last season as Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach and was left out of the squad for May’s Champions League final, despite being fully fit.

The 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.

Despite his limited game-time during the second half of last season, Abraham ended the campaign as Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.

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As Abraham looks set to leave Chelsea for Roma, we take a look at some of his greatest goals in the Premier League

Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge as Abraham was coming through the Chelsea academy, but the forward did not make his first senior appearance for the Blues until after the Portuguese had left the club.

Abraham’s form for Chelsea under Lampard saw him feature for England in Euro 2020 qualifying and in their most recent Nations League campaign but, after a lack of playing time under Tuchel, he drifted out of Gareth Southgate’s plans in the months before this summer’s tournament.

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says Abraham has ‘reason’ not to be happy at the club after being given a lack of opportunities last season

Tuchel: My fault for not trusting Abraham

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has accepted some responsibility for Tammy Abraham’s lack of opportunities last season as the striker’s future at Stamford Bridge lies in the balance.

Although Tuchel refused to directly address Roma’s offer during his press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, the head coach said: “Tammy is right now in the squad. He did some good preparation matches.

“He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and maybe he has reason also not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, not to trust him on the same level I maybe trusted other players.

“I can absolutely understand that he wants more minutes. So the decision will be ‘how do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, does he fight his way back into the team from the position where he ended last season or does he want to change club to have the chance of being a regular starter?'”

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.

Abraham considering Roma move after £34m fee agreed

Tammy Abraham is weighing up his future after Roma agreed a £34m deal to sign the Chelsea striker.

The 23-year-old has asked for time to consider the offer from the Italian club, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto meeting Abraham for talks in London on Thursday.

Fellow Serie A side Atalanta and Arsenal are also interested in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference is to sell him to a foreign club, making a move to their London rivals less likely.

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Abraham could flourish under Jose Mourinho at Roma, says Good Morning Transfers’ Kyle Walker

A source close to the negotiations has told Sky Sports News there is a determination from Roma to conclude a deal and talks are ongoing.

Abraham fell out of favour at Chelsea midway through last season as Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach and was left out of the squad for May’s Champions League final, despite being fully fit.

The 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.

Despite his limited game-time during the second half of last season, Abraham ended the campaign as Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.

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As Abraham looks set to leave Chelsea for Roma, we take a look at some of his greatest goals in the Premier League

Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge as Abraham was coming through the Chelsea academy, but the forward did not make his first senior appearance for the Blues until after the Portuguese had left the club.

Abraham’s form for Chelsea under Lampard saw him feature for England in Euro 2020 qualifying and in their most recent Nations League campaign but, after a lack of playing time under Tuchel, he drifted out of Gareth Southgate’s plans in the months before this summer’s tournament.

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says Abraham has ‘reason’ not to be happy at the club after being given a lack of opportunities last season

Tuchel: My fault for not trusting Abraham

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has accepted some responsibility for Tammy Abraham’s lack of opportunities last season as the striker’s future at Stamford Bridge lies in the balance.

Although Tuchel refused to directly address Roma’s offer during his press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, the head coach said: “Tammy is right now in the squad. He did some good preparation matches.

“He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and maybe he has reason also not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, not to trust him on the same level I maybe trusted other players.

“I can absolutely understand that he wants more minutes. So the decision will be ‘how do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, does he fight his way back into the team from the position where he ended last season or does he want to change club to have the chance of being a regular starter?'”

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.

Roma agree £34m deal to sign Abraham

Roma have agreed a £34m deal to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea, reports Sky in Italy.

The 23-year-old striker must now decide if he wants to join the Italian club, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Fellow Serie A side Atalanta and Arsenal are also interested in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference is to sell him to a foreign club, making a move to their London rivals less likely.

Abraham fell out of favour at Chelsea midway through last season as Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach and was left out of the squad for May’s Champions League final, despite being fully fit.

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Abraham was Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals last season

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.

Despite his limited game-time during the second half of last season, Abraham ended the campaign as Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with 12 goals.

He has 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.

Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge as Abraham was coming through the Chelsea academy, but the forward didn’t make his first senior appearance for the Blues until after the Portuguese had left the club.

Abraham’s form for Chelsea under Lampard saw him feature for England in Euro 2020 qualifying and in their most recent Nations League campaign, but a lack of playing time under Tuchel saw him fall out of Gareth Southgate’s plans in the months before this summer’s tournament.

Tuchel: Lukaku the profile we’re looking for

Chelsea head coach Tuchel has been reluctant to admit a deal for Lukaku is close, but did stress the No 9 role is an area the club are looking to strengthen after Olivier Giroud left the club to join AC Milan.

“We lost Olivier Giroud who played a crucial role in the club,” Tuchel told Sky Sports. “He was the kind of profile who likes to play with his back to goal, who likes to hold up balls, who creates space for Werner, Havertz, Pulisic; who is ready to fight physically with defenders.

“This is the kind of profile that we don’t have in our squad right now and that we are looking for. It’s still not the moment to talk about names because we have nobody signed yet and we will show all the respect to other clubs.

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The imminent arrival of Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge is set to push Abraham further down the pecking order

“Romelu is one of the guys like Haaland at Dortmund, Lewandowski at Bayern, Harry Kane at Tottenham, who is a real No 9 who loves to score and who has a presence in the box. That is not a secret. The sentence [Tuchel describing Lukaku as a ‘fantastic player’] is easy to repeat for any coach in the world.

“But [his] is the kind of profile we’re looking for and if it is possible to convince agents and clubs we will do our best.”

Tuchel also stressed the need to improve after “big signings” elsewhere in the form of Jack Grealish to Manchester City and Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

“They are big signings and we are also trying to improve the squad; at the same time we give all our energy to the guys that we have – it’s our goal to improve the group we have,” Tuchel added.

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.