According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.
The 20-year-old signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea last summer before joining Swansea City on loan for the 2017-18 campaign.
Abraham netted five Premier League goals for Swansea last term, but could not prevent the Welsh outfit from being relegated to the Championship.
The striker – valued at £9m by Transfermarkt – is now back with Chelsea ahead of the new season, but it is understood that he could again leave on loan before the window closes.
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The Villa fans have been reacting to the news on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are desperate for Abraham to join their club ahead of the new season.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction to the transfer report can be seen below:
Ngl this would be the best signing for us if he signs. Could defo get us promoted
— 🦁 Owen 🦁 (@officialowen881) July 31, 2018
It would sit very well
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) July 31, 2018
Would be a great signing. Perfect for us.
— 🇪🇬 (@tomvlaa) July 31, 2018
More like it 🦁
— Gary field (@Garyfie07435003) July 31, 2018
— james (@ChapmanAVFC) July 31, 2018
— Adele (@AdeleEWright) July 31, 2018
— Peter Brooke (@PeterBrooke17) July 31, 2018
Love it,if true
— Terry reid (@terryreid2) July 31, 2018