Arsenal and AS Roma are the two clubs leading the race for Tammy Abraham at this stage, after Atalanta pulled out of a potential deal.

Tammy Abraham & Reece James of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, London, England on 18 May 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland
Tammy Abraham & Reece James of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, London, England on 18 May 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

Di Marzio recently reported that both AS Roma and Atalanta had joined the race for Tammy Abraham alongside Arsenal. For Roma, it’s becoming a case of needing to replace Edin Dzeko, likely to join Inter Milan with Romelu Lukaku on the way to Chelsea.

However, Di Marzio now claims (via RomaPress) that despite recent talks between Abraham and Atalanta, the club have since withdrawn from a potential deal.

Abraham still wants to leave Chelsea this summer, particularly with Lukaku joining, but it looks like his options are down to Roma and Arsenal.

Roma are probably the better placed club of the two to push to complete a deal as soon as possible. They know Dzeko is on the way out and they need to replace him. At Arsenal, the situation is very different, with no sign that any of the current crop of strikers are on the way out.

But if Arsenal sell Alexandre Lacazette or Eddie Nketiah, that picture could change very quickly. The Gunners would then have the funds, the desire, and the draw to get it done, considering Abraham is a boyhood fan of the club.

Abraham was initially on the market for £40m, but various reports have suggested that price tag has now come down to closer to £30m.

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