According to reports, Manchester United sent scouts to watch Roma striker Tammy Abraham over the weekend.
With Wout Weghorst failing to fill the enormous void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s bitter departure, United are in desperate need of an elite number nine this summer.
Erik ten Hag’s top target is Harry Kane of Tottenham, who is entering the final year of his deal with the club.
Abraham is the next name on a list that appears to be getting longer by the day, but United has cast a wide net over potential candidates.
Since moving from Chelsea to Roma in the summer of 2021, the 25-year-old has made an impression. He most recently scored in Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the Serie A giants and AC Milan.
Man Utd to sign Abraham?
Scouts from Old Trafford watched Roma’s weekend draw as Ten Hag considers moving the Englishman this summer.
Since “United scouts have been spotted several times in the Monte Mario stand,” according to the Italian news source Gazetta, their presence is in fact ‘nothing new.’
The report continues, “On each occasion – the English scouts’ presence has never changed: to observe and assess Abraham’s performances.”
Also rumored to be keeping an eye on the number nine is Paris Saint-Germain.
Abraham won’t be cheap this summer, though, much like Kane and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.
His contract was modified by Chelsea to include an €80 million (£70 million) buyback clause that would enable the Blues to reassign him to west London this summer.
Roma must let Chelsea know about any offers they get for Abraham, even if they reject the one they receive, even if they accept it. In contrast, the Italian team will probably demand more than £70 million for the striker.