David Ornstein has provided an update on Tammy Abraham as the Chelsea striker prepares to make a decision in the next couple of days.
Writing for The Athletic, David Ornstein reports that Roma general manager Tiago Pinto will attempt to complete the signing of Tammy Abraham over the next 48 hours, but it’s not done yet.
Roma have an agreement for a permanent deal and buyback clause with Chelsea, but it’s down to Abraham. The striker wants to remain in London amid ‘credible’ interest from Arsenal, though Ornstein adds that Arsenal’s situation is complicated.
Chelsea would obviously prefer for Abraham to go abroad, and Arsenal would need to sell first anyway.
Meanwhile, Di Marzio report that Abraham has asked for two more days before giving a definitive answer to Roma. The Italian outlet claim the 23-year-old hasn’t yet reached any agreement with Arsenal, but they’d be his priority.
Just as Ornstein mentions, Di Marzio also confirm that Arsenal would need to sell Alexandre Lacazette first.
Other reports from Italy earlier this week suggested the Gunners were meeting with Abraham’s representatives in London, but there’s no word yet on how that rumoured meeting panned out. It certainly seems as if Mikel Arteta and co. are running out of time to make a move.