Tammy Abraham rejected a number of late openings from Premier League clubs in favor of sealing a transfer to Roma, 90min understand.
Abraham has long accepted that his future is away from Chelsea, after not agreeing on a new contract with the club. This stemmed from a belief that he was worth more than the Blues offered.
The 23-year-old England international had attracted interest from several clubs in the Premier League and across the continent this summer, but it was Jose Mourinho – now in charge of Roma – who pressed hard to convince him to move to Italy. His transfer to Rome will be completed immediately.
Abraham decided over the weekend to move and has agreed a five-year contract with Roma in a deal worth only 40 million pounds, which includes supplements. Chelsea have also installed a repurchase clause worth around £ 75 million from 2023 onwards.
90 minutes have been told that there has been late interest in recent days from a number of clubs, who still held out hope of landing Abraham before deciding on Rome.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and West Ham all made new contact with Chelsea and the player’s representatives in the last week, but without results.
Abraham is perceived as convinced by Rome’s firm stance, their willingness to put a deal on the table and how they made him feel wanted.
Abraham will be available to make his Roma debut this weekend when they launch their campaign against Fiorentina, and he will be the second Englishman in Roma squad to join former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.