Tammy Abraham: Roma step up pursuit of Chelsea and England striker

Last update on.In all competitions, Abraham scored 30 goals for Chelsea.Tiago Pinto, Roma's general manger, arrived in London Wednesday to try and complete the signing for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.According to reports, the Serie A club, which Jose Mourinho was the former boss of Chelsea, has already signed a deal with Champions League holders. However, BBC Sport could not confirm this.Roma have agreed to continue negotiations in order to sign the 23-year old Roma, who still has two years on his contract.Arsenal are also interested to sign the England international. He was Chelsea's joint top goal scorer in all competitions last year with 12.Abraham was not used much after Thomas Tuchel, Blues boss, took over midway through the last term. With Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan forward set to return to Stamford Bridge in March 2013, playing opportunities could be even more limited.Inter has been linked to Roma forward Edin Zeko, the Belgian striker, in order to replace Lukaku's 97.5m expected deal.Roma's curiosity in Abraham has been heightened by the possibility of losing Dzeko.It is understood, however, that Pinto, who assisted in landing fellow Portuguese Mourinho, is looking at other options should Abraham decide not to stay at Chelsea.All the latest news about football transfers can be found on this dedicated page.