Aston Villa striker, Tammy Abraham is set for a head-on collision with his parent club, Chelsea, as they are both in disagreement over his future in the January transfer window.
Footballllive.ng can report that, while Tammy is eager to join another club in the English Premier League, Chelsea have declared that he is not for sale.
The report out of Queensland indicates that Abraham wants to leave Villa this month, but officials at Stamford Bridge are dragging feet on a new deal for the Nigerian-born in-form striker.
Ironically too, Villa boss, Dean Smith is keen to keep Abraham, who has scored 16 times in the Championship since joining in the summer.
After scoring two goals to earn Villa a 2-2 New Year’s Day draw at home to QPR, Smith said all parties were happy with the 21-year-old striker’s loan deal at the English Championship club.
Smith said: “Tammy has shown no inclination to go back to Chelsea. In the conversations I’ve had with him he is enjoying himself at Villa and is developing as a player.
“Chelsea seem very happy, as he is developing as a player and scoring goals in the Championship. For all three parties it is win, win, win.
“So I would be amazed if anything happened to prevent him playing for Villa.”
However, Abraham has attracted interest from top-flight clubs looking to boost their attack in the second half of the season, and the youngster wants a deal this month.
Abraham has been on the radar for Bournemouth, Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Fulham, but leaving Villa will be a blow to Smith’s promotion hopes, with the club five points off the play-offs.
It will also put Smith in the market for a replacement in attack for the second half of the season, hence Villa’s resolve to keep Abraham by all means possible.