Transfer gossip: Abraham linked with Prem side as Man Utd target Gakpo and Netherlands team-mate

Ian Watson
Roma striker Tammy Abraham

Roma’s stance over Tammy Abraham appears to be shifting, while Manchester United are intent on moving for two Netherlands stars after the World Cup…


The honeymoon in Rome is over for Tammy Abraham…

The England striker enjoyed a wonderful maiden season with Roma, scoring 27 goals while helping Jose Mourinho’s men win the Europa Conference League. That prompted interest from Manchester United and Arsenal in the summer, but Abraham was considered unsellable.

That stance appears to be shifting after the centre-forward struggled to maintain that form this season. Abraham has scored only four goals so far and Calciomercato says Mourinho and the Roma fans are losing patience.

Which could present Aston Villa with an opportunity. The Villans are the side credited with a concrete interest in the 25-year-old, though the situation is complicated by Chelsea’s buy-back option. The Blues can bring Abraham back to Stamford Bridge in 2023 by paying £67million.


What next for Gareth Bale?

The Wales star moved to LAFC to get himself ready for the World Cup. Which, judging from his performances in Qatar, did not pay off. Bale scored from the penalty spot in their opener against USA but he was anonymous against Iran and hooked at half-time against England.

Bale says he wants to continue playing for Wales but there is come doubt over whether he will remain in Los Angeles. The Sun says Bale has a clause in his deal with the MLS franchise allowing him to leave before the start of the new season in February.


Manchester United are in desperate need of a centre-forward but the Red Devils are also keen to recruit a right-back next month. The Daily Mail says Jeremie Frimpong is at the top of their list.

United have instructed their scouts to watch the Bayer Leverkusen defender at the World Cup, but so far they have not seen the 21-year-old represent Netherlands through the group stage.

Frimpong has so far remained on the bench and the chances of him facing the United States on Saturday in the last 16 appear slim after limped out of training yesterday.

Watching Netherlands isn’t a dead loss for United scouts, however, with Cody Gakpo scoring a goal a game to help Louis van Gaal’s side top Group A. Fabrizio Romano reckons the Red Devils are already in contact with the PSV forward’s representatives as they consider a January move for a player they initially targeted last summer.


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