Aston Villa have revived their interest in Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham as they explore loan moves for him.
The Chelsea striker had a previous spell on loan with Villa and was the subject of an offer from them last summer but opted to fight for his place.
However, with Chelsea looking to sell to help offset their £100m bid for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, Abraham is open to a new challenge.
West Ham and Arsenal have him as an option also but Villa are well placed financially.
Chelsea will likely rebuff loan offers as they push for their £40m valuation, particularly after they received offers around £50m last summer. Abraham was limited to 32 appearances last season and still managed 12 goals.
Villa want to build a squad to challenge the top six regardless of whether Jack Grealish departs for Manchester City.
Abraham is not the only forward Villa are pursuing, with the club also holding an interest in Southampton’s Danny Ings.