Arsenal ‘consider’ transfer tussle with Manchester United for England international

Arsenal are reportedly plotting a summer move for former Chelsea star, Tammy Abraham.
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Arsenal are prioritising a move for a striker this summer and have identified a former Chelsea forward as a potential target.

Following Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s departure, as well as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah nearing the end of their contracts, the Gunners desperately need to bolster their attack.

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According to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Arsenal are considering a move for Roma striker, Tammy Abraham, to fill Aubameyang’s spot.

The 24-year-old joined the Serie A club for £34 million last summer and has enjoyed spectacular form ever since - scoring 22 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions.

Abraham’s stellar campaign has attracted the interest of a number of clubs including Arsenal, while the report claims that Manchester United are also keen.

Mikel Arteta’s side previously expressed interest in the England international before he left Chelsea, however they face paying a much heftier fee a year later.

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Abraham penned a five-year deal with Roma last summer, meaning he still has four years remaining on his contract.

The Italian giants have no reason to sell their prized asset and are expected to place a whopping £100 million price tag on Abraham’s head, according to Daily Mail.

It is unlikely either Arsenal or Man United would be willing to pay the nine-figure sum for a striker that struggled to prove himself in the Premier League for Chelsea, however they will both face a tough task at luring him back to England for a more affordable price.

Meanwhile, the Blues could still consider making use of the buy-back option that they included in Abraham’s sale, allowing the club to re-sign him for around £67 million next year.

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While Abraham has clearly been a hit in Serie A, it seems unlikely that the Gunners will succeed in bringing him to the Emirates Stadium, especially with the likes of Alexander isak, Jonathan David and Dominic Calvert-Lewin still on their radar.

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