"Regarding the imaginary striker, I can tell you that even if (Kylian) Mbappe arrives next week, it would still be late."

Abraham, an English forward, sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury on the last matchday of the previous season, making his prospects for playing this year doubtful.

AS Roma, having clinched the sixth spot in Serie A was associated with potential signings

AS Roma, who secured a sixth-place finish in Serie A, had been associated with potential signings such as Spain's Alvaro Morata and Atalanta's Gianluca Scamacca. However, these acquisitions have not come to fruition, leaving Mourinho's squad to kick off the upcoming season at home against Salernitana on August 20th.

"After Tammy's injury we are in a situation that no coach in the world would like to be in. It is impossible for me to say that I am happy. But to say that I am in open war with the club... is very wrong," Mourinho said.

"Tammy was injured on June 5, we are talking about 63, 64 days (ago). For me there is a name, there is one, because I am usually very objective and pragmatic, but it is not possible to get him. This is what I was told."

In the preceding season, Roma was among the eight clubs that arrived at agreements with UEFA due to their inability to meet the break-even stipulations in the earlier season.

The Italian team settled a penalty of five million euros ($5.50 million) and could potentially incur an additional fine of 30 million euros if they fail to adhere to UEFA's sustainability guidelines by the 2026-27 campaign.

Consequently, Roma's transfer activities during the current window have been subdued, involving acquisitions of free agents Evan N'Dicka and Houssem Aouar, along with the temporary loan of Rasmus Kristensen from Leeds United.