Reports suggest that Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in signing Roma striker Tammy Abraham. Chelsea may activate their £70.8 million buy-back clause for the England international, who has impressed during his time at Roma with 34 goals and 10 assists across 86 games for the Serie A side. Manchester United are also in the running for Abraham’s signature, with both Premier League clubs looking to bring in a striker during the summer transfer window.
Abraham progressed through the Chelsea academy and has scored 30 goals across 82 games for the Blues. Stamford Bridge is arguably the more likely destination given his association and familiarity with the west London club. However, a switch to Old Trafford would offer a fresh opportunity for Abraham, who may wish to link up with Erik ten Hag’s side instead, as they have been sending scouts to watch him at Roma.
Chelsea have spent over £600m on players since Todd Boehly replaced Roman Abramovich in the summer, and Abraham might see United as the more stable option at the moment, although they are also looking at two other strikers. United have just won the Carabao Cup and could win more silverware with the Red Devils still in the Europa League and FA Cup.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been struggling and are currently 10th in the Premier League table following early exits from the domestic cups. Graham Potter’s side are still in the Champions League but are 1-0 down to Borussia Dortmund after their first-leg meeting in the last 16.
It remains to be seen where Abraham will end up, but both Chelsea and Manchester United will be hoping to secure his services ahead of next season.