AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham has refused to rule out a potential future return to his former club Chelsea.
Abraham, who is a Chelsea academy graduate, left the Premier League side in 2021 after falling down the pecking order at the Blues under then-manager Thomas Tuchel.
The 25-year-old joined Serie A side AS Roma in August 2021, signing a five-year contract with the Italian outfit. And the English striker enjoyed a great debut season at Roma, amassing 27 goals across all competitions. He scored 17 of those in the Serie A, where he made 37 appearances.
Chelsea is reported to have included a buy-back clause of around €80m in Abraham’s Roma contract, which can only be triggered after the striker completes two seasons at the Serie A side.
Tammy Abraham refuses to rule out Chelsea’s return
Abraham is now in his second season with Roma and has so far featured in 10 matches across all competitions for the Italians in the ongoing season. He has also scored two goals so far in the 22/23 campaign.
Asked if he would be interested in a return to Chelsea, Abraham insisted he is happy at Roma but refused to rule out a move to the Stamford Bridge outfit.
“My focus is to do exactly what I did last year here,” Abraham told Ojora Babatunde. “I’m happy here, the team is good, the manager’s good, the city, the fans… I’m happy. But you never know the future. Only God knows the future.“
It remains to be seen if Chelsea will be interested in triggering the buy-back clause in Abraham’s Roma contract, especially since they have parted ways with Tuchel.
The Blues have also bolstered their attacking department in the summer transfer window. They landed Raheem Sterling from Premier League rivals Manchester City. Chelsea also acquired the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed from FC Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been linked with moves for a number of players in the next summer. Reports recently emerged that Chelsea conducted an initial medical check on RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku last summer.
Chelsea is also reportedly ready to pay more than Nkunku’s release clause as they aim to sign the highly-rated French attacker.
Another player linked with a move to Chelsea is AC Milan’s Rafael Leao. The Blues had made an informal approach to Milan for Leao last summer. But Milan turned down their advances.
Meanwhile, Chelsea faces Wolverhampton Wanders at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League in their next match.