AS Roma have set their asking price for striker Tammy Abraham, as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain begin to circle for the England international ahead of a potential transfer at the end of the season.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, scouts from both Manchester United and PSG were in attendance as Abraham netted a late goal in Roma‘s 1-1 draw against AC Milan in Serie A.
Abraham looked to have given the Giallorossi a crucial victory in the race to secure Champions League qualification as he struck in stoppage time at the Stadio Olimpico, only for Alexis Saelemaekers to hit back immediately and rescue a draw for Milan.
The Roma striker took his tally to nine with his effort, a considerable way short of last season’s 27 goals in all competitions.
Manchester United & PSG prepared to swoop
Premier League club Manchester United are in the market for a new striker to complement Marcus Rashford, with Wout Weghorst making a limited impact since joining on loan from Burnley in January and unlikely to be retained by the Red Devils.
PSG, meanwhile, are in the market for a new striker and sent representatives to monitor Abraham‘s performance against Milan, with the 25-year-old being lined up for a potential move to the Ligue 1 leaders to replace Hugo Ekitike.
It is also reported that Tottenham Hotspur had scouts at the Stadio Olimpico for the match, but it is unclear whether the Lilywhites were there to watch Abraham. However, with the future of Harry Kane far from certain, Spurs may yet be considering his England international teammate.
Chelsea’s buy-back option setting Abraham’s price
Roma swooped for Abraham from Chelsea in a deal worth €40 million in 2021, with the former Aston Villa loanee firing the Giallorossi to the inaugural Europa Conference League title in his debut season.
As part of the transfer, Chelsea retained an option to buy Abraham back for €80m and the Blues could trigger this in the summer as they look to rebuild after a disappointing season.
This figure will be used as a benchmark by Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto, with the Portuguese set to demand nothing less than that in order to allow Abraham to leave the club.
Roma are reluctant to lose Abraham and are unwilling to sell him for a cut price, but are anticipating offers coming in for their striker over the coming weeks.