Arsenal are meeting with Tammy Abraham’s representatives today, as he stalls on a move to AS Roma to try and join the Gunners instead.
Di Marzio report that AS Roma are pushing to complete a deal for Tammy Abraham. They’ve agreed a fee with Roma, paying €5m upfront and €35-40m later, though it’s not yet determined whether he’ll join on loan with an obligation or a permanent transfer.
The Italian outlet add that Arsenal have also come to the table, though they need to sell a striker (likely Alexandre Lacazette) before they can buy. Chelsea would prefer to sell to Roma, and Roma want a decision by the end of the business week.
Corriere dello Sport report that whilst Roma have reached an agreement over a structured deal for Abraham, there are still a couple of obstacles. One is personal terms, and the other is the competition from Arsenal.
The Gunners have reportedly initiated contact with Abraham’s representatives, which has led to the striker asking for time to reflect on his options. The player’s agent will reportedly meet with Arsenal today, Abraham’s first choice destination this summer.
As covered earlier this week, Atalanta are no longer in the mix, so it’s a straight race between Roma and Arsenal if Mikel Arteta really does want to complete the transfer.