Report: Aston Villa have asked about signing Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham
Aston Villa have reportedly made an enquiry about the availability of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
According to the Daily Mail, Premier League rivals Villa have approached the Blues and asked about signing the 22-year-old, who they had on loan during the 2018/19 season.
But the report explains that the centre-forward is set to turn down any approaches for his signature during this summer window and he wants to fight for a starting position at Stamford Bridge.
Abraham enjoyed a breakthrough season in Chelsea’s first team last year, which saw him scored an impressive tally of 18 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions.
The English striker started the campaign on fire with seven goals in his opening five league games and showed that he’s got the all-round game to trouble defences with his pace, power, and movement.
He ended up losing his starting position to experienced Frenchman Olivier Giroud over the course of the second half of the season, but is still very highly-rated around Stamford Bridge.
It’s great news that Abraham has the fight and hunger to try force his way into Frank Lampard’s XI, but that job is going to be made even harder by the arrival of German marksman Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Chelsea’s academy graduates made such a colossal impact in the senior team last season and have shown they’re good enough to cut it on the top level, but the real test for them now is stay there when the club are bringing in some top-class stars to the squad.