Friday Sep 22, 2017. 15:00
Tammy Abraham has denied reports that he has promised to switch alliances to the Super Eagles, following claims by the Nigeria Football Federations (NFF) that they were close to securing the services of the towering forward.
Abraham, who was born in London, is eligible to play for Nigeria through his father and NFF President Amaju Pinnick is confident that the 19-year-old will switch allegiance from England.
The 19-year-old, though, has refuted any suggestions that he will do so ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the forward trumpeting his desire to represent the Three Lions at senior level.
The Chelsea striker, who is currently on-loan at Swansea City, has represented England at youth level.
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In a statement Abraham stated: "Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my National team allegiance.
"I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.
"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."
(BELOW) NFF President Amaju Pinnick claimed that they we close to securing the services of the burly forward: