Chelsea: Blues eyeing up Tammy Abraham reunion
Chelsea are interested in sealing a reunion with former striker Tammy Abraham during the summer transfer window, a new report has claimed.
The Lowdown: Abraham struggling for minutes
The 25-year-old left Stamford Bridge permanently back in 2021, making an ambitious move to Roma as he looked to become a regular starter elsewhere.
Abraham made an excellent start to life in Rome, scoring 17 goals in Serie A last season, but his importance under Jose Mourinho has diminished in 2022/23.
The Englishman has only netted six times in the league this time around and recent reports have suggested that he will be allowed to leave in the summer.
The Latest: Chelsea eyeing up reunion
According to Football Insider, Chelsea are keen on bringing Abraham back to the club at the end of the season, as they look at potentially cheaper alternatives to Victor Osimhen.
The Blues are thought to be ‘weighing up’ a move and ‘desperate’ to sign an ‘out-and-out striker’ in the summer window, but they are aware Osimhen’s fee could be massive.
Abraham shares the same agent as current Chelsea forward Kai Havertz and the club have a £70m buy back clause which becomes active in the summer.
The Verdict: Is he good enough?
This is an intriguing update, with Abraham maturing so much as a player since leaving Chelsea, being hailed as ‘magnificent’ by journalist Henry Winter last year.
But while the 11-cap England international has a solid return of 34 goals in 85 appearances for Roma, we don’t feel he is the world-class striker that the Blues crave.
A reunion would be heartwarming to see, and at 25 Abraham can still go up another gear as a player, but Chelsea need an elite centre forward from the off – someone in the mould of Napoli star Osimhen, who has indeed been linked with a move.