English Premier League Clubs Manchester United Join Arsenal in Pursuit of Roma Striker Tammy Abraham

English Premier League Clubs Manchester United Join Arsenal in Pursuit of Roma Striker Tammy Abraham

  • Tammy Abraham scored 27 goals in all competitions last season and helped Roma to win the Europa Conference League
  • The striker has attracted interest from English Premier League clubs Manchester United and eternal rivals Arsenal
  • Arsenal saw their initial bid for the Englishman rejected, but the Gunners are said to be preparing another offer

English Premier League clubs Manchester United and Arsenal are jostling for the signature of Roma striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

Following a sensational debut at the Italian outfit, reports from Italy have it that the striker who scored 27 goals in all competition last season could return to the Premier League.

Abraham inspired Jose Mourinho’s side to the Europa Conference League glory to end the season with silverware and he has attracted interest back in his home country.

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Tammy Abraham is on the radar of at least three Premier League clubs. Photo: James Baylis
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The Gunners are desperately in search of another striker following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette and Man Utd are also in the race for his signature.

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Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claim that Arsenal and United are now leading the race for the former Chelsea forward, adding that ‘at least three’ Premier League teams are interested in signing him.

However, any interested club will need to fork out huge sums of money to Roma, who only paid £34m for him last year and after an excellent year in the Italian capital.

Metro suggest that the 24-year-old is happy to play under Mourinho and not in a rush to return to the English topflight.

Chelsea inserted a buy-back clause into the deal to sell Abraham, reportedly worth €80m (£68m), but it only becomes an option in 2023.

Arsenal ready to break the bank for Osimhen

Meanwhile, in a bid to bolster their squad ahead of next season, English Premier League club Arsenal are intensifying their chase for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

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The Gunners are preparing a second offer for the 23-year-old, which will match the €100m (£86m) price tag Napoli have placed on the forward.

Arsenal earlier saw their £51million bid rejected by the Italian club on Monday and now they are prepared to smash their previous transfer record after they paid £72million to sign Nicolas Pepe in 2019.

Nketiah extends his contract with Arsenal

Sports Brief earlier reported that incoming Ghanaian forward Eddie Nketiah says he has an 'unfinished business' at Arsenal following his five-year contract extension with the Gunners.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season but his performances this year have encouraged the Gunners to keep hold of him.

Nektiah has made 92 first-team appearances and scored 23 goals since his first-team debut in 2017.

Source: SportsBrief.com