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Report: £40m player would rather sign for West Ham than Aston Villa

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Tammy Abraham would rather join West Ham United than Aston Villa, the Daily Mirror report.

West Ham first choice

West Ham and Villa are both keen on the Chelsea forward, although any deal looks difficult to pull off.

Chelsea apparently want to use Abraham in a swap deal to bring Erling Haaland to Stamford Bridge.

However, the striker sees the appeal of staying in the Premier League.

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And if he had his choice he would apparently favour a move to West Ham.

Shock at Villa?

That may come as a surprise to many at Villa, as he is still very well liked at the Midlands club.

Abraham spent an excellent season at Villa when they earned promotion from the Championship and retains a strong relationship with both Dean Smith and Jack Grealish.

His route into West Ham’s first team may be slightly easier though.

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The Hammers only have Michail Antonio up-front and while he is a real threat, he doesn’t possess the same goalscoring qualities as Abraham.

Villa, meanwhile, have Ollie Watkins and displacing the former Brentford man could be a tough ask.

West Ham also have European football on offer, which is an added sweetener to any move.

The problem for both Villa and West Ham is that Abraham would cost £40 million (Telegraph), which could really stretch their budgets.

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