The Sun (and more importantly Alan Nixon) reports that Chelsea have accepted a £18 million bid for Tammy Abraham from Wolves. The rumors have been swirling around Villa Park that a recall for the on-loan striker was possible — with an eye to a permanent Premier League sale. And it may come to pass now.
No official confirmation has come from the any of the three clubs involved.
Following the weekend’s disappointing draw — Dean Smith praised on the on form striker and hoped he would remain at Villa Park — He’s doing brilliantly. He’s enjoying himself here and is developing as a player and a person. I can only speak highly of him. Long may it continue.
If true — the loss of Abraham would be a massive blow to Villa’s push to get into the playoff spots. Tammy has scored 12 goals in the last ten matches and has developed well in the wide attacking style that Villa have been playing after the injury to Jack Grealish.
Dean Smith may consider more transfers to replace Abraham — but could also moving Jonathan Kodjia from the wing to the middle — or call on Scott Hogan or Keinan Davis — both of whom have not seen much time on the pitch because of the Chelsea’s striker eye for goal.
Once again — this is only a single report that the deal is done. Watch this space and we’ll keep you updated for any confirmation and/or rejection of the story.