Chelsea hoping to agree £25m deal for clinical striker

Chelsea are ready to offload a number of fringe players ahead of the new season.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Maurizio Sarri at the Stamford Bridge, it is reported that he has sanctioned the sale of young striker Tammy Abraham.

Daily Mirror reports that the Blues are ready to agree any deal worth £25m to offload the England U-21 international despite their need for a striker going into the new season.

Since his move in 2016, the 21-year-old has only made two appearances for the Blues but one would think that a solid campaign with Aston Villa will be enough to earn him a place in a Chelsea side who parades the likes of Oliver Giroud and Gonzalo Higuain. The aforementioned pair was only able to score 18 goals for the club last term, with Giroud producing 13 goals (11 of the 13 goals was scored in the Europa League competition).

Abraham was on fire for Aston Villa where he scored 25 goals in 37 Championship appearances, which was enough to earn them a place in the Premier League after defeating Derby County Championship playoff final.

Daily Mirror reports that Aston Villa want to seal a permanent deal for their 2018/2019 top scorer but it remains to be known if the player favours a permanent move to the Birmingham-based club.

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