Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with a move for AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham, reports the Daily Mail.
Tammy Abraham, 24 moved to AS Roma for £34million last summer after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. The Blues inserted a buyback option worth £67million for the striker which will kick on from the next year.
Since moving to AS Roma, the 24-year-old has been in hot goalscoring form, bagging 23 goals in 40 appearances so far this campaign. Abraham’s rich goalscoring has not gone unnoticed, with clubs from the Premier League as well as big European outfits keeping tabs.
Manchester City are among the clubs exploring the possibility of bringing Abraham back to England in the summer, although the English champions are prioritising a move for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, the Daily Mail claims.
Roma are desperate to retain the England international’s services and will slap a mammoth valuation of £100m on him to scare off potential suitors. But if a club decides to splash close to that amount, the Serie A side would find it difficult to resist the temptation to cash, especially considering that Chelsea would be able to re-sign Abraham for a much-reduced price, the report adds.
Manchester City are set to go big for a striker in the summer after missing out on Tottenham star Harry Kane last year. They have Erling Haaland at the top of their agenda but will face competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.
Perhaps, the Sky Blues are also looking at potential alternatives for Haaland and have added Tammy Abraham to their list following a solid season with Jose Mourinho’s side. But Roma’s desire to keep hold of Abraham and decision to place a £100 million price tag on him should force Man City to avoid a potential swoop.
Instead, Guardiola and the club must stay hell-bent in their pursuit of Haaland, who has a €75M release clause in his contract which only can be triggered this summer.