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Aston Villa keen on £40 million Chelsea striker Abraham

Aston Villa are interested in a £40m deal to bring Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham back to the club.

Abraham has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer after falling out of favour under new head coach Thomas Tuchel, starting just two league fixtures and failing to complete a single 90 minutes under the German.

 

The 23-year-old broke into the senior side last season and finished as the club’s leading goalscorer with 18 goals across all competitions, whilst he has netted 12 for the season so far despite starting just 18 fixtures.

Tuchel’s treatment of the forward has sparked interest from across the Premier League and Aston Villa are keen on a deal to re-sign the forward, with Abraham having scored 26 goals to fire the club to promotion from the Championship during the 2018/19 campaign.

Villa were keen to sign Abraham on a permanent basis upon their return to the top flight but saw their interest dismissed by Chelsea, though the Mirror are reporting the west Londoners are now prepared to sell for a fee of £40m.

Dean Smith is keen to strengthen his attacking options this summer despite an impressive debut season from Ollie Watkins and Abraham’s return would add increased firepower to his options.

Villa are likely to face strong competition for his services however, with West Ham, Leicester, Everton and Arsenal amongst the clubs to have been linked with the six-cap England international in recent weeks.

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