Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been ‘assured’ of an England call-up – according to Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.
Abraham has enjoyed a fine start to the season, firing in seven goals in seven games to put him among the Premier League’s top scorers.
The England under-21 international could still play for Nigeria, having never represented the Three Lions in a senior competitive fixture.
However, Abraham will fix his allegiance to England if he plays for Gareth Southgate’s side in either of this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
But Super Eagles coach Rohr says neither player is interested in representing the three-time African champions at the moment.
And Rohr revealed that 22-year-old Abraham has already been told he will have a place in future Three Lions squads.
“They are both interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori,” Rohr told BBC Sport .
“They are not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that.
“It is also significant to note that Abraham has been assured that he will be in the England squad.”
He added: “Tomori is a very good friend of our player Ola Aina (former Chelsea and England youth international) and he said he does not want to discuss this for now.
“We have to focus on what we have and not lose focus about what people say all the time.”
Abraham played for England in friendlies against Germany and Brazil in 2017.
Southgate’s side play two away games during the forthcoming international break, facing Czech Republic on October 11 and Bulgaria three days later.
England currently top their Euro 2020 qualifying group despite having played one less game than every other team in Group A. The Three Lions are three points clear of second-placed Czech Republic and have four games left to play.