Aston Villa are reportedly looking at the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Mail.
Since joining the Championship side, the forward has been impressive for the Villans. He’s joint top-scorer in the league this season – with 22 goals in all outings thus far, and has been an integral part of Dean Smith’s side.
However, Abraham’s loan deal with the club runs out at the end of the season, and Villa reportedly want to keep hold of the forward.
Signing Abraham on a permanent deal will likely see the club smashing their current £24million club record – set in 2011 when Darren Bent joined the club from Sunderland – with Chelsea looking for nothing less than £30million for his services.
Aside from this, Smith’s side gaining promotion to the Premier League would also play an important role in any potential deal that will see the 21-year-old join the club.
With Chelsea’s potential transfer ban on the horizon, however, they might be reluctant to sell Abraham.
Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are also reportedly interested in the Villa loanee, so a bidding war for his signature could ensue in the summer.