Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell has stated that he admires Roma forward Tammy Abraham, but insists that a move to Goodison Park for the England international is ‘not happening’.

The ‘unbelievable’ 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Toffees this summer, with Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello sport reporting last month that Everton were ‘at the front of the queue’ for the former Chelsea attacker.

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However, despite the links, Kevin Campbell believes that Abraham may prefer a move to Aston Villa rather than Everton, having spent the 2018/19 season on loan at the Midlands club, who are also linked with a summer move for the forward.

Speaking with Goodison News, Campbell said: “I like him. I like him a lot. I think he’s a really good player.

But I can’t see it happening. Especially since he’s been at Villa, he knows that club. He was on loan there.

So I think that one is not happening.”

Unlikely Abraham move to Everton would be a coup, but would be contingent on PL survival

Indeed, Abraham would be a marquee signing for Sean Dyche’s side, but it feels like a deal that is unlikely to happen.

However, Everton desperately need to invest in their forward line this summer, and Abraham would be the ideal replacement for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has managed just 12 Premier League games for the Blues this season.

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The £15m Neal Maupay, who joined Everton last summer from Brighton & Hove Albion, has been a disappointment managing just one goal in 23 league games, while 22-year-old Ellis Simms is raw and inexperienced.

Abraham would be a signing to set pulses racing amongst Everton fans, but there will undoubtedly be countless clubs interested in the England forward.

Firstly, Everton must secure Premier League status or surely a move for the sought-after Roma player will be completely off the table.

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