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In his first season as a professional player, Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham managed to take the spotlight in the Championship with 26 goals to his name for Bristol City. As the summer transfer window approaches, several clubs are now interested on hosting his services.

According to reports from the Telegraph and Get West London, Newcastle United and Queen's Park Rangers are the latest clubs to join the chase for the youngster along with Brighton.

The Telegraph claims Newcastle and Brighton, both of whom earned direct promotions to the Premier League by finishing in 1st and 2nd place in the Championship respectively, have been allowed to enter talks with Abraham regarding a season-long deal. It is believed the 19-year-old will sign a new and improved contract at Chelsea before moving.

Their report also claims that Chelsea are making an effort in "clearing the path" for a potential first-team chance for Abraham in the 2018-19 season. The team have been looking to avoid signing any players that could impede the youngster from earning his shot in the main squad since last year when they decided against attempting a bid for Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa, who is now at Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, Get West London reports that QPR could get into the mix as well. However, in light of the opportunity of having a shot at proving his worth against Premier League opponents, it is unlikely that Abraham will veer towards a move back to the Championship.

Though Abraham is not yet ready for a spot in our first team squad, another year on loan while keeping his great goalscoring record would quickly change the perspective for the better. Now it is up to him to continue on this path moving forward as we hope to see him one day leading our attacking efforts at the Bridge.