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AS Roma again optimistic on Tammy Abraham as Lacazette shuts the door — reports

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Tammy Abraham has been asking for more time to decide about a potential move to AS Roma, but following a setback yesterday, that situation is once again looking more promising for the Giallorossi. After another meeting with Roma director Tiago Pinto, Abraham’s now “seriously considering the possibility”, according to La Repubblica, Corriere dello Sport and Gianluca Di Marzio.

Chelsea have already agreed a roughly €40m deal with Roma, with the Serie A side paying €5m this summer and the remaining fee in the coming years, but the 23-year-old striker, who has a solid offer on the table from Roma as well (€4-4.5m annually for five years) and has also held talks with José Mourinho, has been waiting for an approach from Arsenal.

That approach still isn’t coming however, and while the Gunners may be willing to sell either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and especially Alexandre Lacazette, there’s been no movement on that front either. In fact, according to Lacazette’s agent, there’s nothing going on at all.

Abraham clearly has a strong preference for staying in London, but surely the opportunity to work with Mourinho over someone like Mikel Arteta would be more beneficial not just in the short-term but for the rest of his career as well.

In any case, Roma continue to wait, but are wanting an answer this weekend. The season waits for no team, and they will surely turn to alternate targets if Tammy continues to drag his feet.

Decisions, decisions...