Arsenal may be eyeing a January move for Roma attacker Tammy Abraham.
The Gunners are reportedly seeking a replacement for Gabriel Jesus who suffered an injury on international duty and will require surgery.
The player is expected to miss around 3 months of action which could compromise Arsenal’s run for the league title.
As a result, the Gunners have begun scouting for valid replacements which could reinforce Mikel Arteta’s offensive department.
According to calciomercato.com, Arsenal are now eyeing Tammy Abraham with whom the English club had been in talks before his decision to join Roma in the summer of 2021.
The 25-year-old striker has had a difficult start to his second season in the Italian capital and is now frequently linked with other European clubs given his scarce display resulting in only three league goals in 15 appearances.
The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful first season in Italy last term, scoring 27 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions.
However, Abraham has only managed to score four goals in 20 games this season, and as a result of his poor form, he missed out on a place in the England World Cup squad.
His poor start to the campaign has reportedly led to Roma considering the possibility of a sale after previously viewing the player as untouchable.
Gunners have compiled a four-man shortlist of players who could come in to replace Gabriel Jesus during his injury recovery. The four listed players are Tammy Abraham, Cody Gakpo, Jonathan David and Dusan Vlahovic.
Premier League leaders Arsenal believe that a move for Abraham in the January transfer window could strengthen their title push, while Aston Villa want the striker to return to the club after previously scoring 25 goals in 37 games during a loan spell in the 2018-19 season.
Chelsea have the option of signing Abraham after negotiating a €75m (£64.2m) buyback clause as part of the deal which saw him join Roma, but there is no suggestion that the Blues are looking to bring the England international back to Stamford Bridge.