Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea outcast he knows from youth team

If there’s one thing transfer rumour writers like, it’s linking players with managers who have signed them before, or have managed them at a previous club.

Jose Mourinho never used Tammy Abraham in a first team game, but he will have known all about him from his second spell at Chelsea, and from watching the Blues as Spurs manager and as a pundit in the last couple of years.

Mourinho is now Roma manager, and the Daily Star yesterday reported that the Portuguese coach is pushing to sign Abraham as a striking option for his new team.

With Edin Dzeko looking set to leave, we can see Tammy slotting in as a great replacement. It would be a big step to move abroad, but we back Tammy to be the right character, and a good enough player, to make it work.

Of course, we all want him to stay – but that’s not looking likely any more.