Man Utd ‘set sights’ on ‘Cristiano Ronaldo replacement’ Tammy Abraham despite Chelsea transfer clause

The Red Devils are rumoured to be interested in Abraham this summer according to reports.

Manchester United have ‘set their sights’ on signing Tammy Abraham this summer according to reports.

The forward joined Roma from Chelsea last summer for £34m and has been one of the club’s most consistent performers this season.

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Since his arrival in Italy, the 24-year-old has made 40 appearances for Roma, netting 23 goals and assisting his teammates on four occasions.

According to Il Messaggero, the Red Devils are interested in bringing Abraham back to England in the summer, despite his former club Chelsea having a buy-back clause in his contract.

The newspaper adds United are ‘monitoring’ Abraham as a potential ‘replacement’ for Cristiano Ronaldo, especially now the latter is 37.

Ronaldo is the Red Devils top scorer this season with 18 goals in all competitions and will have one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford come next season.

A forward is arguably one of the club’s main targets in the summer, with Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard out of contact at the end of the campaign, while Anthony Martial’s future remains uncertain.

Ronaldo netted his 807th career goal at Old Trafford - a world record. Credit: Getty.

Il Messaggero claims United will have to offer Roma a ‘huge’ fee in order to allow Abraham to leave Jose Mourinho’s side.

Arsenal were previously linked with the 24-year-old, as per the Manchester Evening News, His form this season could potentially lead to the Gunners reigniting their interest in his services.

The 24-year-old was recently called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast, but had to withdraw due to injury.