I’m not thinking of a move to Chelsea – £60m in-form striker says

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Tammy Abraham enjoyed two seasons at Chelsea, before being sold to Roma by Thomas Tuchel last year.

The 24-year-old has admitted that he has enjoyed his one-year stay at Rome so far.

In his debut season in Italy, Abraham scored 27 goals and registered five assists, and played a key role in helping the Giallorossi win the UEFA Conference League.

Roma face Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly in Israel on Saturday, and Abraham will come up against his former manager, Antonio Conte.

Abraham didn’t get to feature under Conte at Chelsea, but the former Chelsea striker had good things to say about him.

“When he [Conte] arrived at Chelsea, I was lucky enough to train with him during the summer preparations. Then I went to play on loan [Bristol] but I had time to appreciate it. He is a good man and a good coach: after all, the numbers speak for him,” Abraham told Corriere dello Sport.

Chelsea have a £60m buyback clause on Abraham, but the England international had said he’s not thinking about a return to Chelsea.

“No. The first day I arrived at Roma I felt at home. I’m in no hurry to get back to the Premier League because I can express my way of playing here. In Italy I feel happy in every respect,” he explained.

Regarding 2 buyback clause, Abraham went on to say he’s not thinking about that for now: “Believe me: I am not thinking of the future, but of the present. I focus exclusively on the season that is about to begin, because I want it to be even more rewarding than the first I experienced in Italy.”

The player was asked whether he regrets leaving Chelsea.

Responding to that, Abraham said: “Never, not even for a second. Choosing Roma was one of the right decisions I have made in my life.”