Aston Villa have been handed a boost in a potential move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who is said to be ‘deadlocked’ in contract talks.
News on Thursday broke that the Stamford Bridge side had agreed terms with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner with reports suggesting that the 24-year-old would move this coming summer in a deal worth £54m.
Werner, whose form has impressed enough to become a regular German international, would almost instantly walk into Frank Lampard’s starting eleven and that has prompted speculation that Abraham could be moved on.
And, that speculation has now been added to a by a latest claim from The Athletic, who report that the striker is locked in talks over a new deal with Chelsea said to be against awarding him a contract similar to the one given to Callum Hudson-Odoi recently.
Abraham spent last season on loan with Aston Villa, and played a massive part in helping Dean Smith’s side to gain promotion to England’s top flight.
The young England striker has performed well this term for the Blues, having been handed ample playing time by Lampard.
Of course, any potential transfer business at Villa this summer will depend on the club’s top-flight status, sitting 19th in the league standings as thing stand. Returning to action following the break in football, Smith’s side will face Sheffield United on June 17 in what is a ‘must-win’ game for the club.
However, if Abraham does become available and Villa are still in the top flight, then they should definitely at least attempt to lure him back to the West Midlands. In his previous loan spell he flourished, scoring 26 goals in 41 appearances, meaning he is alright a firm favourite amongst the supporters.
Valued at 40 million euros (£35.6m), he would not come cheap. However, the Villans currently have the sixth richest owners in the Premier League, so that shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
It will be interesting to see if anything does come of this during the summer transfer window, it could be one to keep an eye on.
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