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Report: Aston Villa set to make bid for Premier League striker open to move; deal would break club-record

Aston Villa are ready to further step up their transfer plans, with the Daily Mirror reporting that they are set to make a bid for a Premier League striker.

Tammy Abraham seems to have been linked with a return to Villa Park ever since his loan spell helped fire Dean Smith’s side back into the top flight.

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Of course, he initially returned to Chelsea and became a key man. However, the arrival of Thomas Tuchel has seen the 23-year-old fall out of favour.

And now it appears that he could soon be offered the chance to move on. According to the Daily Mirror, Villa are ready to make a bid for the striker.

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Interestingly, the report adds that they could offer up to £40 million for Abraham. And the Chelsea man is apparently open to a move to Villa Park.

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The good news for Villa supporters is that the Mirror claims that making the club-record bid is not dependent on whether they sell Jack Grealish to Manchester City or not.

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Abraham is not the only Premier League striker Villa have been linked with this summer.

It was previously claimed that they were also in the running for Chris Wood. Wood however, would cost £30 million.

The New Zealander turns 30 later this year. And while he has been a steady goalscorer in the top flight, he has never managed to contend amongst the best since arriving at Turf Moor.

Abraham managed 15 league strikes in his first year as a regular at Stamford Bridge. That is more than Wood has got in a single season with the Clarets.

And with Abraham only set to cost around £10 million more, it is surely fair to say that Villa are making a smart decision pursuing the Chelsea star.

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