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AS Roma join chase for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham — report

One thing leads to another

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Tammy Abraham looked to be on his way out of Chelsea even before Romelu Lukaku’s (imminent) arrival, but the question of where he might go remains wholly unresolved as yet — and while he’s said to be in no hurry to make a decision, the new season is about to start and the transfer window has only three weeks to go as well.

So far the only serious links have been to Atalanta, Arsenal and Southampton, but a fourth suitor has emerged today in the form of AS Roma.

As ironic as it would be to have Abraham end up with noted Chelsea youth non-advocate José Mourinho as his manager, Roma’s interest makes plenty of sense. They are about to lose Edin Džeko to Inter, probably, in a Lukaku domino effect, leaving an “important hole” in the squad that needs to be filled. Mauro Icardi, Andrea Belotti, Dušan Vlahović, and Alexander Isak had been shortlisted, but those ideas “have not found fertile ground”. The Tammy seed has thus been planted; let’s see what emerges in a little bit.