Premier League side Crystal Palace have reportedly joined the race to sign Tammy Abraham on a short-term loan from Chelsea during the ongoing transfer window. The England international is currently on a season-long loan with Aston Villa but the Blues have the option to cut short the stint through a break clause available.
According to The Mirror, the Eagles have joined the pursuit of the Blues graduate amid their struggles upfront during the first half of the season. The South London outfit were initially keen on acquiring the signature of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool but they were put off from making an offer after getting to know of the £19m valuation which Bournemouth eventually matched.
Still, Roy Hodgson’s team have not ceased the ambition of landing a new marksman this month and The Mirror claims that they are looking to lure Abraham on a short-term loan with the striker said to fancy a return to the English capital. Earlier this month, Wolverhampton Wanderers were tipped to secure a permanent move for the Englishman with an £18m offer placed on the table.
However, the move has not materialised amid the Blues’ reluctance to sell while a temporary deal also appears doubtful with the youngster not in favour of securing a move across the west Midlands. As such, the Villains are continuing to keep Abraham within the ranks for the moment but things could change in the forthcoming days with the Eagles keen on offering him a return to London.
Hodgson’s team have managed just 19 goals from the 21 league games this term and they have struggled to find a genuine scoring striker with Jordan Ayew and Alexander Sorloth failing to impress while Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke have endured fitness concerns. Based on this, Abraham could prove a quality addition after bagging 16 goals in the Championship this term, though his top-flight record remains average with just five goals from 33 appearances.