Former Chelsea manager and striker ‘eyeing up’ Premier League return

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A legendary former Premier League head coach is set to leave his current club - and one of his top stars may be leaving along with him.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering leaving the club, with Tammy Abraham set to follow him out of the exit door in pursuit of a move to the Premier League according to TEAMTalk.

Abraham has spent two years at Roma, having signed for them for a fee of £34 million back in 2021 - since then, he has made 75 Serie A appearances, scoring 25 goals along the way.

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Which clubs are interested in signing Tammy Abraham?

Chelsea are thought to be interested in re-signing Abraham - however, if they choose to do so, they will need to pay a fee of £45 million, as this is Roma’s asking price (despite there being a £68 million buy-back clause in his contract). Some of this fee could be offset in a potential swap deal with Romelu Lukaku, who Roma are interested in bringing to the Italian capital.

The Blues aren’t the only interested party - Aston Villa and Brentford could exercise a move for Abraham to replace Ollie Watkins and Ivan Toney, respectively. Both of them are being eyed up by clubs at the top of the division - but Abraham would be an excellent replacement for either of them.

A move for Abraham in January looks unlikely for any of his potential suitors - if they wish to bring him on board, they will need to wait until the summer of 2024.

Could Jose Mourinho return to the Premier League?

Mourinho is no stranger to England’s top division, having managed three clubs in it - Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. It seems unlikely that he would return to any of these three clubs - as things stand, Roma could be the Portguese’s last management job in football.

He was tentatively linked with a return to Chelsea earlier in the year [via The Metro] - but this was before the Blues appointed Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the 2023/24 season.

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