Chelsea are weighing up a move to bring Roma striker Tammy Abraham back to the club this summer, sources have told Football Insider.
It is believed that the Blues are also considering signing Napoli’s Victor Osimhen but are aware it would take a huge fee to secure his signature.
Sources have told Football Insider that Chelsea are “desperate” for a new out-and-out striker this summer – but no progress has yet been made in negotiations.
This site revealed on 14 February that Romelu Lukaku will not return to Stamford Bridge next summer as Inter Milan plot another loan next season.
Abraham is represented by ROOF – the same agent as current Chelsea forward Kai Havertz.
According to Fabrizio Romano (via CaughtOffside, 28 September 2022), the Blues have a £70.5million option to bring their former striker back to the club.
The buy-back clause becomes active in the summer window – two years after Abraham’s initial exit to Roma.
He has notched seven goals and five assists in 32 appearances as a key man for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
Abraham enjoyed a more fruitful 2021-22 campaign – scoring 27 times as Roma won the Europa Conference League.
Back in England, his most prolific Premier League campaign came under Frank Lampard at Chelsea.