Chelsea academy graduate forward could sign loan deal for Aston Villa

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is reportedly wanted by Aston Villa as he faces a big fight for his long-term future in West London.

The Blues have purchased Timo Werner this summer after campaigns of scoring in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.

And Frank Lampard is said to be close to bringing in exciting German prodigy Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for £90 million.

Having also purchased Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Frank could go with a new dynamic for his frontline next campaign.

And Olivier Giroud agreed a fresh deal with the club late last season and ended the season preferred to Abraham.

According to MailOnline, Villa “have asked” about Tammy, but the 22-year-old star “wants to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge”.

Abraham is of course well known to the Birmingham side having enjoyed a brilliant spell campaign there in 2018/19.

The England man scored 26 goals in 40 matches to help lead Villa back to the Premier League.

That unsurprisingly alerted the Blues that Abraham was clearly ready to stake his place in the first eleven.

And he started the campaign in style with seven goals in his first five matches.

But the Londoner picked up an ankle injury in the winter and failed to rediscover that early campaign form on his return.

But with the forward determined to fight for his place at the club, the Villains might have to look elsewhere.

Brentford hotshot Ollie Watkins is also on their wishlist after his 26 goals helped the Bees into the EFL Championship play-offs.

But they came a cropper versus Fulham in the final, and Ollie may now wish to test himself at the highest level.