Tammy Abraham might have to wait a little longer to leave Chelsea because of Aston Villa’s financial situation.
According to The Athletic, Villa do not have the budget to splash the £40m that Abraham is currently valued at.
Their focus remains on acquiring Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe rather than another centre-forward.
This could be ominous for Abraham, who is heavily tied with a move away from Chelsea before next season.
Villa do have strong economic backing, but if they aren’t willing to pay his transfer fee, who will be?
According to 90min, Borussia Dortmund have made contact with the Blues about possibly striking up a deal for the young attacker.
However, Fabrizio Romano stated Dortmund were interested in Donyell Malen of PSV Eindhoven, who could be available for just £25m (Daily Mail).
Of the other English sides linked to Abraham, it’s unlikely West Ham United, Newcastle United, or Southampton will want to spend the suggested price.
Chelsea do need the funds to try and secure Erling Haaland, with Abraham earmarked as their prime source of profit.
Unless Marina Granovskaia can lower the asking cost, or agree on a loan move, the 23-year-old striker won’t be going anywhere right now.