Sign him up Poch! Tammy Abraham put up for sale by Roma

James Shearman
James Shearman
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Tammy Abraham, Roma, 2021/22
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Roma will listen to offers for former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the summer transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

Abraham, who started in last night's Europa League final defeat to Sevilla, could be sold to help the Serie A club comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

The 24-year-old signed for Jose Mourinho's side two seasons ago in a £34 million deal and has scored an impressive 36 goals.

But he has was not as productive in the 2022-23 season as he was in 2021-22, often being rotated with Andrea Belotti.

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Now there is a good chance that Roma look to cash in on the Englishman and there will surely be a host of interested parties.

Having scored 15 league goals in the 2019-20 campaign, for Frank Lampard's Chelsea, one would assume that any Premier League team without a striker would have him on their radar - including his former club.

Abraham return to Chelsea?

No team in world football is crying out for a 'number nine' as much as Chelsea.

The signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completely flopped, while youngster Armando Broja suffered a season-ending ACL injury in December.

Kai Havertz was often asked to play up front and, rather unsurprisingly, he proved to be inadequate in that role.

So the Blues clearly need to strengthen in the striker position in the summer, despite the imminent arrival of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.

The likes of Victor Osimhen, Harry Kane and Ivan Toney have all been touted as potential targets and are better players than Abraham.

But there are significant obstacles in the way of making a deal for each of them (Osimhen's price tag, Kane's Spurs allegiance and Toney's suspension).

So it could be that Chelsea are forced to turn to a less exciting option - and the return of Abraham would certainly be underwhelming. But that's not to say that it would represent poor business.

If he scored 15 goals in a Premier League season prior to developing under Mourinho, why couldn't he repeat that feat now? Or score more?

In a dynamic Chelsea team under Mauricio Pochettino's control, Abraham could absolutely score between 15-20 league goals and help them back into the top four.

For a fee in the region of £40m, the Blues could do a lot worse.