Arsenal: £100m striker could now turn down Emirates move

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Arsenal will not be able to lure Tammy Abraham away from AS Roma this summer, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 24-year-old striker has been linked with a move to the Emirates, but Jones says he is simply not “gettable” right now.

What is the latest news involving Abraham?

Gabriel Jesus is thought to be Arsenal’s No.1 forward target for the upcoming transfer window as manager Mikel Arteta prepares for the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, who will be a free agent at the end of the month.

According to The Athletic, though, Abraham is another name the Gunners are thought to have on their list, with their interest stretching back to last summer when he was still a Chelsea player.

The same outlet states that the England international would have been a more serious target had Arsenal shipped off Lacazette.

Back in March, the Daily Mail claimed that the Europa Conference League winners would want £100m for their talisman if they decide to sell him this summer, so the north London club have probably missed their opportunity.

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What has Jones said about Abraham and Arsenal?

Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Arsenal will not be able to get Abraham out of the Stadio Olimpico in the upcoming transfer window, with the former Chelsea man loving life in Rome.

Speaking to GMS, the transfer insider said: “I don’t think Tammy Abraham’s gettable at all, to be honest with you. People I’ve spoken to say that he’s absolutely loving it in Italy. He’s grown as a person. Tactically, he’s loving what he’s learning about Serie A and what he’s been learning from Jose Mourinho.”

Why do Arsenal want Abraham?

Abraham had a stunning debut season at Roma, scoring an impressive 27 goals in all competitions for Mourinho’s side.

Nine of those came in the Europa Conference League, helping the Giallorossi to reach the final against Feyenoord.

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Abraham’s record in England also makes for good reading. Back in the 2019/20 season when he was a regular for Chelsea, he scored 15 goals in the Premier League to help the Blues qualify for the 2020/21 Champions League, which they would, of course, go on to win.

Simply put, Abraham is a goalscorer, something Arsenal need having lost Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and watched Lacazette run down his contract.

Unfortunately for Arteta, though, he does not look to be available, or at least for a reasonable price, meaning the Premier League outfit will probably have to turn elsewhere should they fail to sign their primary target Jesus.

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