Rafa Benitez set to make summer move for Chelsea forward if he stays – Report

According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle could make another move for Tammy Abraham this summer – but it remains to be seen if Chelsea will let him leave on a permanent deal.

With Chelsea facing a transfer ban, they may decide to start using some of their star loanees next season – and Abraham has been one of the most impressive , scoring 25 Championship goals for Aston Villa this term.

As you may remember, it actually looked like Abraham would sign at St James’ Park on a season-long loan deal the summer we were promoted, however the 21-year-old ended up opting for Swansea – a decision that hasn’t been forgotten by Newcastle fans.

The Echo claim that we’d be interested in a permanent deal for Abraham – a move that could be incredibly costly given his age, potential and the fact Chelsea may be reluctant to sell one of their top young talents in the middle of a transfer ban.

He’s bagged an impressive total of 51 goals during loan spells with Championship duo Bristol City (26 goals in 2016/17) and Aston Villa (25 goals in 2018/19), however managed just 8 goals and 5 assists during his year at Swansea over the 2017/18 season.

As a long-term investment, Abraham would be a brilliant signing, with him looking a natural goalscorer who could blossom under Benitez’s watch, but he could cost twice as much as Rondon – and I don’t see him offering the same presence, energy and focal point as the experienced Venezuelan.

The same report from the Northern Echo also states that Swansea’s Daniel James has been identified as a ‘viable target’, suggests Inter Milan are readying a bid for Ayoze Perez and claims we’ve no given up on a deal for Tom Cairney – with the Fulham skipper just signing a new deal at the Cottage.

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