Tammy Abraham has decided to join Roma this summer instead of waiting for a concrete Arsenal proposal.
Mourinho has called Tammy and the English striker believes in the project and is happy with what his role will be in the team.
Tammy Abraham will fly to Rome on Sunday to undergo medical tests, sign the contract and complete his move to AS Roma. Deal to be announced in the next few days.
Personal terms agreed. €40m to Chelsea and a buy-back clause. (Fabrizio Romano)
Chelsea will include a buy-back clause in the agreement with AS Roma for Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea will have a buy-back clause for €80m, valid since June 2023 and NOT from next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)
Abraham, who was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, will fly to Italy tomorrow to have his medical around lunchtime.
Roma’s manager, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, has also been speaking to the England international on the phone to convince him to come.
Abraham was reportedly telling Chelsea team-mates that he wanted to join Arsenal. However, no offer was forthcoming.
Roma will pay the fee in installments over the length of Abraham’s contract. He is being paid a salary of €6 million-a-year net – which is considerably more than the £70,000-a-week he is on at Chelsea.
Roma’s general manager Tiago Pinto has been in London for four days to seal the deal. Time was of the essence with Roma due to kick off their Conference League campaign against Trabzonspor this week and their season opener in Serie A against Fiorentina also nearing on the horizon.
Pinto and Mourinho’s charm offensive consisted of going all-in on Abraham who was their absolute first choice. No other alternatives were given serious consideration. (The Athletic)
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United remain interested in Saul Niguez.
These three clubs have been interested in the midfielder all summer but a formal approach has yet to be made as of now.
Chelsea may be in the market for a new midfielder with Declan Rice seemingly too expensive and a lack of cover in that area. (SportWitness)
Real Madrid are ‘monitoring’ the 28-year-old’s situation at the west London club after receiving good reports about him.
Real Madrid are looking at the Germany international for next summer. So far, they haven’t held talks with the ex-AS Roma man, but he’s on the list of transfer targets.
Rüdiger has a ‘good relationship’ with David Alaba and Carlo Ancelotti knows him well, having followed his evolution before ending up at Chelsea.
If the player decides against accepting Chelsea’s renewal offer, he can end up joining Real Madrid on a free transfer, the same path taken by Alaba.
Tuchel will be a ‘problem’ for the Spanish giants since the manager ‘wants to have Rüdiger at all costs’. (SportWitness)
Alaves are set to reach an agreement with Chelsea for American centre back Matt Miazga.
This will be a loan deal until June 2022.
With his contract expiring in June 2022 also, it will be interesting whether he signs another contract with Chelsea which we know Chelsea like to do. (Fabrizio Romano)
Batshuayi permanent deal to Besiktas will be completed next week. (Fabrizio Romano)
Written by Frankie