Tammy Abraham completes move from Chelsea to Roma killing Arsenal hopes

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Chelsea have confirmed that Tammy Abraham has joined Roma on a permanent deal following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.

The England international had slipped down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel after impressing under Frank Lampard in 2019/20 with 15 Premier League goals.

The 23-year-old, who was also linked to Arsenal and Barcelona during the summer window, has now linked up with Jose Mourinho in Serie A following Edin Dzeko's transfer to Inter to replace Lukaku.

The move is said to have cost Roma around £34million, with Abraham putting pen-to-paper on a five-year contract that runs until the summer of 2026.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own.

"We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our Academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level.

"His many goals in a Chelsea shirt and, of course, his part in our Champions League triumph last season will never be forgotten. I’m sure all Chelsea supporters will join me in wishing Tammy a long and successful career."

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Abraham, who has been handed the No. 9 shirt, told his new club: “You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately.

“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a massive honour to be the No. 9 at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Manager, added: “Despite still being very young, with a huge amount of potential to keep improving, Tammy has already played more than 200 games in his career and scored over 100 goals – and won a number of major trophies too.

“Choosing to leave the Premier League, and the club he grew up at, demonstrates very clearly just how much he believes in this opportunity to develop his own game and show what he can do at Roma.

“Bringing in players that have such a hunger and desire to play for our club is hugely important in helping to build the identity and sense of belonging that is a fundamental part of our overall vision for this team.”

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