‘Confirmed’ - Aston Villa ‘revive’ interest in £35m West Ham and Chelsea target

The latest Premier League transfer news updates as Aston Villa revive their interest in a Chelsea and West Ham United target.
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Aston Villa have reportedly revived their interest in former fan favourite Tammy Abraham but will have to fight off competition from an array of Premier League rivals. The striker, who scored 25 goals in 37 Championship appearances on loan during Villa’s promotion season back in 2018/19, is said to be up for sale at current club AS Roma.

Abraham’s risky £35 million transfer to Italy from Chelsea paid off in the first campaign as he netted 27 goals in 52 matches during 2021/22. Things have been a lot trickier since, however, as he scored just eight times in Serie A last campaign. Speculation has been rife for a long while, with manager Jose Mourinho not appearing to be overly keen on Abraham as a starting striker.

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Italian outlet Calciomercato claims it can “confirm” Roma’s plans for January haven’t changed, with Abraham still on the transfer list. It’s claimed the forward, who was “one step away” from joining Villa last summer, is being tracked by former club Chelsea, Ivan Toney-less Brentford and fellow London outfit West Ham United. Unai Emery’s side, meanwhile, are said to have reemerged with interest.

Currently injured and therefore without a single appearance this season, Abraham wouldn’t be at his immediate best if he were to make a return to the Premier League. The potential of regaining to his scintillating form would be there, though, and so it could be worth a punt. Abraham, still just 26 years of age, would likely cost a little over the £35 million paid by Roma in 2021.

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