England under-21 striker Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch international allegiance to Nigeria in a bid to feature in next year’s World Cup.
According to British media reports, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been keen on recruiting London-born Abraham, who remains eligible for the African nation through his parents.
“I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England,’’ Swansea player Abraham said in a statement.
“Contrary to reports in the media, 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 (Amaju Pinnick) after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, given (that) he is a friend of my father.”
Chelsea’s 19-year-old Abraham is currently on a season-long loan at Swansea City seeking regular first-team opportunities.