Arsenal and Chelsea dealt a huge £80m blow as Roma made a big transfer decision for Tammy Abraham

Arsenal and Chelsea have dealt a serious blow to their respective summer projects following AS Roma’s decision on Tammy Abraham’s future. 90min have reported that the Italian giants are ready to offer the 24-year-old forward a new deal ahead of the upcoming transfer window to stave off interest.

The Cobham graduate has enjoyed a rich vein of form since swapping Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico and enjoys Jose Mourinho’s guidance. This season he made 53 appearances for Roma in all competitions, directly contributing to 32 goals.

Abraham’s impressive performances have seen him net more than any other England forward in a Serie A season. With the help of the former Chelsea manager, Abraham has thrived in Italy and left the Blues to regret his departure.

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So much so that the England international has worked his way onto Mikel Arteta’s radar ahead of the transfer window, as Arsenal are set to lose Alexandre Lacazette in the coming weeks once his deal at the Emirates Stadium expires. football.london understand that Abraham is among the shortlisted profiles to come to London Colney this summer.

football.london also understand that the Roma striker has been handed a £80m price tag. This is the same price as the buyback clause Chelsea included in his contract after he left the club at the end of last season, meaning any fee can be picked up by their Premier League rivals.

While the Gunners and the Blues may have hoped to sign Abraham – or not – a potential new contract will deal a crushing blow for the Englishman. However, speaking ahead of Roma’s Europa League semi-finals against Leicester, Abraham discussed a possible transfer and kept the door open for a move.

Asked about a move from the Italian giants amid the interest shown in him, he said: “I love playing my football. Of course you hear the little rumors here and there, different people are interested, clearly for me.” I’m doing the right thing when people are watching.

“Believe my teammates, the staff and the manager, they have a huge part in how well I do. For me, like I said, I just want to go to the end and hopefully win a trophy.”

“I was born and raised in England so obviously there are a lot of rumors here and there that there are interested clubs,” added Abraham. “Like I said, I’m definitely doing something right with Roma when people are interested.

“I just have to stay focused, keep doing my thing, keep playing my football, focus on this competition where we finish in the league and we’ll see what happens in the future.”

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