Tammy Abraham has joined Roma from Chelsea on a five-year contract for £34m.
The 23-year-old England striker was Chelsea’s joint-top goalscorer with 12 in all competitions last season but found first-team opportunities limited following the arrival of head coach Thomas Tuchel in January.
Tammy Abraham has today completed a permanent move to AS Roma.
Everyone at Chelsea Football Club thanks @tammyabraham for his contribution at Stamford Bridge and wishes him the very best for the future. 💙
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 17, 2021
Champions League winners Chelsea re-signed Romelu Lukaku for a club-record £97.5m from Inter Milan on Thursday.
Chelsea have a £68m buyback option on their academy graduate, which can be triggered in the summer of 2023, while Abraham will wear the No 9 shirt at Roma.
Abraham, an unused substitute in Chelsea’s Super Cup win against Villarreal in midweek and Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, underwent a medical in Rome on Sunday.
"It's massive to be the No. 9 at this club. I just cannot wait to get started."
@tammyabraham is ready to go! 🔥
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 17, 2021
Roma, managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, open their Serie A campaign against Fiorentina at the Stadio Olympico on August 22.
Atalanta and Arsenal also expressed an interest in Abraham, but Chelsea’s preference was always to sell him to a foreign club.