Aston Villa are ready to spend up to £40million to take Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.
The 23-years old striker has been told he is free to leave Stamford bridge as he does not feature in Thomas Tuchel’s long-term plans.
And that has opened the door for Villa boss Dean Smith, under whom Abraham had a successful loan spell three seasons ago
Abraham’s goal helped Villa win promotion back to the premier league Via the championship play-off final and his return would be welcomed with open arms by supporters.
Also by Smith, who wants to get his transfer business as much time as possible to work with his squad. As such, Chelsea are expecting a bid imminently which seems to be around £40million to £45million
Chelsea fans will be disappointed to see an academy player heading out of the club, but at least it seems he won’t be on his way to London rivals West Ham.
Chelsea’s £40m asking price looks to be out of the Hammers’ range, though Eurosport claim Villa could be in the running for his signature, even for that kind of fee.
Abraham has had a loan at Villa Park in the past so could well be tempted to return there for a second spell in order to play more regular first-team football.
It remains to be seen if an agreement can be struck, but Villa have shown plenty of ambition with a move for Emi Buendia this summer, whilst also continuing to target Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe.