Aston Villa have made a €45m (£38.6m) offer to Chelsea for striker Tammy Abraham, according to journalist Ekrem Konur.
The Lowdown: Links building; Evans insists he isn’t on radar
The links over a return to Villa Park for the 23-year-old have been building. Reports in April suggested that the Blues were prepared to offload the striker this summer, with Villa one of three clubs interested in him.
The Mirror then suggested last weekend that Villa were preparing a big-money offer for the England international and were willing to spend up to £40m.
The Athletic’s Gregg Evans insisted in recent days that Abraham isn’t on the club’s radar at this moment in time, but other reporters believe that a move is developing.
The Latest: Konur’s post
The journalist added that a €45m offer has been made, which converts to £38.6m, whereas West Ham are also monitoring the situation. He tweeted:
“Tammy Abraham is pleased with Aston Villa’s interest. Chelsea expect talks between Aston Villa to turn positive. Aston Villa have made a €45m offer to Chelsea. West Ham are also keeping a close eye on Tammy Abraham.”
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The Verdict: Wesley to make way?
If Konur’s claim is accurate and a £38.6m deal for Abraham materialises, Villa would end up breaking their club transfer record for a second time this summer.
Villa spent £34.56m on Emiliano Buendia last month, and if the Chelsea striker arrives, you’d think that Wesley Moraes could be on his way out of the Midlands. Reports back in March claimed that Villa would be open to offers for the Brazilian this summer after an injury-hit 18 months.
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