Arsenal ‘interested in Abraham’ but Roma will demand huge £67m transfer fee

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ARSENAL will reportedly have to stump up £67million if they wish to prise striker Tammy Abraham away from Roma in the summer.

The Gunners were keen to secure the services of the ex-Chelsea ace last year, but the 24-year-old opted to make the move to Italy instead.

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Roma striker Tammy Abraham has been linked with a summer switch to ArsenalCredit: Getty

But it appears that the North London outfit have retained their interest in the England international, who has scored 24 goals in 46 games this term.

Boss Mikel Arteta is desperate to bolster his attack in the upcoming window, with the Spaniard eyeing up two centre-forwards.

Folarin Balogun is set to be the only first-team striker at Arteta’s disposal after allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Barcelona earlier this year.

Meanwhile Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are poised to depart when their contracts at the Emirates expire at the end of the campaign.

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According to Football.London, Manchester City ace Gabriel Jesus is a key target for the Gunners.

It is believed that personal terms have been all-but agreed, with Arsenal just now needing to negotiate a fee with the Citizens.

They state that Arsenal are expected to lodge an opening offer of £35million for the 25-year-old.

The news outlet also adds that Abraham is an option for Arteta, though his price tag could put Arsenal off.

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Roma will reportedly only part ways with Abraham if they receive a £67m fee.

Abraham gave Arsenal hope of landing him earlier this month after hinting he could return to the Premier League.

He told talkSPORT: “When I see reports linking me with other clubs it makes me feel good, it makes you feel like you’re doing something right.

“It’s a nice feeling seeing your name all over newspapers. But for me, it’s about focusing on doing my business here.

“I can keep getting linked with many clubs, but who knows what the future holds?

“Of course, I grew up in England, I’m a London boy. So maybe one day I’ll be back in the Premier League to make noise there.

“But for me right now it’s about focusing on Rome, on doing the best I can and hopefully winning these guys a trophy, which they haven’t done in many years.”



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