Salah grievances come to light as Roma place giant fee on Man Utd, Arsenal target Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham Roma striker prior to Serie A match against Lazio at Stadio Olimpico

Roma are in no mood to let prized asset Tammy Abraham depart on the cheap, having had their hands burned before over the sale of former star Mohamed Salah.

The England striker has emerged as a player of interest for both Manchester United and Arsenal after a brilliant first season in Italy. Abraham made the brave move to sign for Roma last summer, rejecting a switch to the Gunners in the process. And the move has paid off in some style, with Abraham scoring 23 goals in just 37 appearances for the Giallorossi.

That form has, understandably, seen him linked with some of English football’s big hitters.

Indeed, a possible move to Manchester United first emerged earlier this week. That’s after it was claimed the Red Devils were considering the former Chelsea man as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s future appears likely to be away from Old Trafford after an indifferent season for the Red Devils.

While United has excelled on a personal level with 18 goals in 31 appearances, United will finish the season trophyless. Furthermore, they also face a struggle to finish in the top four, meaning a move away looks increasingly likely for the Portuguese veteran.

Abraham would give United an equally as dynamic and goal-hungry striker. However, they are far from alone in their pursuit of the 24-year-old.

The striker has also been linked with a move to Arsenal too. Indeed, Mikel Arteta’s side are on the hunt for at least one new centre forward this summer. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now at Barcelona, Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette also look set to depart.

The pair have deals that expire this summer. And while Lacazette may yet stay, as it stands he will as a free agent on July 1.

Huge fee placed on Tammy Abraham

Abraham is, therefore, a player back on Arteta’s transfer radar. To that end, Ian Wright has implored the Gunners to make their move for a player he calls ‘the King of Rome’.

His former club Chelsea, however, do hold all the power. Indeed, in their decision to sell him, they included in his deal a clever £67m buyback clause into his deal. That said, that does not come into play until summer 2023 at the earliest.

As per the Daily Mail, Roma are well aware of interest in Abraham from Manchester United and Arsenal.

And in an effort to dissuade them from making a move, they have reportedly placed a £100m asking price on his head.

Roma hope the valuation will be enough to dissuade either club making a move.

Jose Mourinho’s side currently sit sixth in Serie A and the return to the Champions League currently looks beyond them. Indeed, they are eight points adrift of Juventus, who currently occupy fourth.

Tammy Abraham to replace Ronaldo at Manchester United

Roma striker Tammy Abraham is linked by Italian media to Manchester United to replace Cristiano Ronaldo up front

Despite that, selling Abraham is not in their thinking – unless of course silly money lands their way.

Abraham remains a vital cog in Mourinho’s side and the Portuguese coach would be loathe to lose him.

Salah sale regrets still burn bright at Roma

The capital club are still frustrated by their decision to let Mohamed Salah depart for Liverpool for such a lowly fee in 2016.

He scored 34 goals in 83 appearances for them, before they accepted a £36.9m offer from Liverpool.

Now, clearly they did not expect Salah to have the impact he has gone on to have at Liverpool.

Indeed, his 153 goals in 259 appearances for the Reds is far beyond what anyone probably expected.

However, Roma are determined not to be burned twice and will only accept a nine-figure fee for Tammy Abraham.

Roma do, however, have financial issues so that may yet come into play. As per the Mail, they posted losses of £154m last October and would, as a result, find it hard to resist a sizeable offer.

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