Arsenal interested in signing €45m-rated England international

Jose Mourinho has suggested he will not stand in Arsenal target Tammy Abraham’s way if he asks to leave Roma and come back to the PL, but he is confident the centre-forward wants to stay in Serie A.

England international has excelled in Rome since leaving Chelsea last summer, netting 15 goals in Serie A and helping the Giallorossi reach the final of the Conference League later this month.

Tammy’s strong form has seen him linked with an immediate return to England, with the Gunners believed to have added him to their shortlist of possible centre-forwards as the Spanish manager looks to bolster his forward options this summer.

Serie A giants are reportedly open to selling Abraham for a fee of nearly £67.5m a big profit on the £36m they spent last summer. The Portuguese tactician would be loathed to lose his top scorer and does not believe he is itching to leave the Italian capital, though says the 24-year-old striker only needs to ‘click his fingers’ and he can secure a return to the PL.

Asked about the English centre-forward’s future, Jose Mourinho said: ‘I don’t think it’s an easy decision for a young, local player to leave his club, to leave his house, his city, his country, to leave the Premier League – which of course is a competition that, when a player is in it, it’s hard to leave. If he wants to go back to England, he just needs to click his fingers.’