According to the Daily Star, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is hoping to sign Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea before the window shuts at the end of August, and Villa fans on Twitter have been buzzing with the rumour.
The 20-year-old spent last season in the Premier League on loan at Swansea, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in all competitions and Bruce is hoping to convince him to make the step down to the Championship for a promotion push.
The 6ft 3in striker has been given a boost at Stamford Bridge though, with new boss Maurizio Sarri sending Michy Batshuayi back out on loan, meaning that Abraham is joined by just Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud as strikers in the first-team squad.
Villa suffered financial problems earlier in the summer after losing to Fulham in the Championship playoff final and failing to achieve promotion to the Premier League. However, with new majority owners now in place the club are starting to spend money again and were also able to hold onto Jack Grealish amid interest from Spurs in the transfer window.
Check out some of the best reactions from Villa fans to the Abraham rumours below.
If Scotty Hogan is off to Sheffield United, is he being replaced by Tammy Abraham? #AVFC
— Patrick Murphy (@EvoflashUK) August 14, 2018
If we could somehow get Abraham, Odegaard and a LB in on loan I would be over the moon. What are the chances of it happening though? #avfc
— FPL Collina (@FPL_Collina) August 14, 2018
And Abraham! I still think we’ll get him
— Regan' (@AvfcRegan) August 13, 2018
With McGinn & Grealish threading balls through and with Green and Elmo putting balls into the box… Tammy Abraham needs to hurry up and get himself down to Villa Park! #AVFC
— Carl Palmer (@Carl_Palmer) August 12, 2018
Imagine Tammy Abraham is reaveling the kit https://t.co/UsBD5nPc1H
— Carl (@CarlReevesAVFC) August 13, 2018
Even tho we weren’t at our best yesterday, we’ve scored 6 goals in 2 games with goals coming all over the team. Get Tammy Abraham in & we’ll be flying #avfc
— Callum (@CGGAVFC) August 12, 2018
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