Aston Villa reportedly have first refusal over a deal to sign Tammy Abraham on a permanent basis, if they are promoted to the Premier League.
According to a report from the Northern Echo, as cited on Inside Futbol, Dean Smith’s side could be given the opportunity to bring the striker in on a permanent basis.
Any potential deal for Abraham will depend on whether or not Villa beat Derby in Monday’s play-off final and if Chelsea will even consider a summer sale.
With Gonzalo Higuain looking set to leave Chelsea, it is being suggested that there could finally be an opening for Abraham at Stamford Bridge.
The latter has been a crucial part of Villa’s promotion bid and his goals have helped Smith’s side reach the Wembley final.
Newcastle United are also said to be interested in bringing him in and could make an approach if Derby are the ones to be promoted on Monday.
Pros and cons of a potential move to sign Abraham
Villa would be buying his potential as well as his current ability, with the striker still have plenty of room left to develop into as a player.
Abraham will not come cheap, even if Chelsea were ready to sell you can imagine any deal is likely to cost a potential £25-£30m.
He has had a season on loan at Villa would not need any time to settle in, meaning he could hit the ground running in the Premier League.
Con: Chelsea's transfer ban
Chelsea’s transfer ban could force them to include Abraham as part of their first-team squad and all-but end any doubts about his future in London.