Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham rejects Nigeria links

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham rejects Nigeria links

- Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has dismissed reports that he has switched allegiance to Nigeria

- The 19-year-old is currently on loan to Swansea

- Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick had initially claimed that the striker has agreed to ditch the three Lions for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

England U21 striker Tammy Abraham has told the FA he remains available for selection and has rejected reports linking him with a change of allegiance to Nigeria.

Abraham, who has also represented England at U18 and U19 level, was born in London but is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham rejects Nigeria links

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham rejects Nigeria links

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The Chelsea striker, currently on loan at Swansea, admits meeting Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), after the Swans' 0-0 draw at Wembley last weekend.

But Abraham has released a statement dismissing claims he is about to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria.

He said: "Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance," said Abraham.

"I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.

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The 19-year-old added: "However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark.

"I have informed The FA that I remain available for selection for England."

NFF president Amaju Pinnik has initially claimed that the Chelsea teenage attacker has agreed to switch allegiance to Nigeria from England where he has made youth debut before, citing that his relationship with Abraham's father facilitated the move.

As at the time of filing this report Pinnick is yet to respond to the recent claims by Abraham.

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