West Ham are believed to be the front-runners to sign Roma striker Tammy Abraham this summer, according to a fresh transfer claim.

The 26-year-old moved to the Italian giants from Chelsea back in the summer of 2021, having struggled to fully make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

Abraham had loan moves away from west London, playing for the likes of Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, but he has matured as a player at Roma, during which time he played under Jose Mourinho.

The 11-cap and three-goal England international has scored 37 times in 119 appeareances for the Giallorossi, but it looks as though a return to the Premier League could be on the cards this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham are leading the race to sign Abraham before the beginning of next season, seeing him as an excellent option to bolster Julen Lopetegui’s attack.

The Hammers are not alone in expressing an interest in the former Chelsea man, however, with Aston Villa and Tottenham both mentioned in the update.

Abraham only has two years remaining on his current Roma deal, so the Serie A side could see the upcoming transfer window as the best time to allow him to move on, in terms of receiving the biggest possible fee for his services.

The striker could be a really strong signing for West Ham, at a time when Michail Antonio needs to be replaced as the east Londoners’ go-to leader of the line.

In Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus, the Hammers possess two excellent wide options in and around the centre forward, and Abraham could be a great foil for them, bringing them into play and making runs in behind.

He has shown that he can cut it in the Premier Leagiue, scoring 26 goals in 89 matches, and he is now a more mature footballer than the one who left three years ago.

Granted, it could take a hefty amount of money to sign Abraham, but at 26 years of age, there is still a lot more to come from him in his career, and he could view this as his next great challenge.