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Wolves may be buying Tammy Abraham, but probably not — reports

Multiple conflicting reports

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As is tradition in transfer window times, chaos ensues as conflicting reports take over the sporting news sections. This time, it envolves our own Tammy Abraham, currently enjoying a very prolific loan stint at Aston Villa.

According to a report from the Express and Star (grains of salt loading), Wolverhampton have turned their attentions to Abraham as his 16 goals in 20 Championship appearances have become quite difficult to ignore. Here, they say that the club are still preparing a bid for the striker with views of taking him away from the Villans, and consequently hamper their bid for promotion from England’s second-level league.

The tabloids, however, decided to take this up a notch. The Sun started it all by claiming that Chelsea had already accepted a £18 million bid from Wolves for the 21-year-old striker. While the Mail were not as incisive, by saying that the club have made a six-month loan bid that includes a £18 million buying option.

It was then time for the reliable Chelsea sources — Law, Twomey, Johnson et al — to debunk those.

All things considered, when there is smoke, there is fire. Chelsea might (and should) have little to no inclination in letting go of Tammy after yet another great season at the Championship as a 21-year-old striker who clearly has loads of room to grow. The club are reportedly open to interrupt his loan move at Villa if an opportunity at Premier League level arrives, and Wolves can offer this pathway to him.

Still, the ideal scenario is one where he returns to Chelsea without having to go through these hoops. Next season can very well be the prime time to finally integrate Tammy to our first team, and hopefully we will not want to miss out on that opportunity.

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