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New twist in West Ham's pursuit of Tammy Abraham as Roma enter the running but could flag up perfect alternative in Isak

There has been another twist in West Ham United’s pursuit of Tammy Abraham after Serie A side Roma entered in the running.

Multiple sources in Italy claim a domino effect from Inter Milan’s sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea is likely to see Edin Dzeko replace the Belgian at the San Siro and that could have ramifications for West Ham.

That’s because Roma boss Jose Mourinho is targeting longstanding David Moyes target Abraham or Swedish striker Isak (Football Italia, Sky Sports Italia and Gianluca Di Marzio).

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Roma are only in the UEFA Conference League this season while West Ham are in the Europa League.

But if West Ham do lose out to Roma in the race for Abraham, Mourinho may clear the patch for Moyes to sign the perfect alternative in Isak.

The 21-year-old Sweden international has impressed with six goals in 26 senior caps for his country and played well at the Euros, wowing fans with his all round play.

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Isak found the net 17 times in 34 Liga appearances last season, along with two assists.

He only recently signed a new contract with Real Sociedad to June 2026 so would not come cheap. But West Ham may still be able to get him for less than the reported £35-40m they want for Abraham.

Anyone who has watched Isak play could easily picture him leading the line for Moyes’s West Ham side.

He has all the attributes Moyes looks for in a striker. He is quick, surprisingly powerful given his slight frame, good in the air, holds the ball up brilliantly and also has great feet.

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In fact many might argue he would be a better option than Abraham for West Ham from the get go.

What is clear is that West Ham must get a striker signed before the window closes at the end of the month.

Jarrod Bowen can play up front when needed. But West Ham needed another striker BEFORE they sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax back in January.

But Moyes refuses to sign any player for the sake of it. The Scot sticks to his philosophy and it is difficult to argue with it given West Ham’s excellent recruitment since he returned to the club.

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