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Will it be second time lucky for Newcastle in pursuit of Tammy Abraham?

Newcastle are monitoring the situation between Tammy Abraham, Aston Villa and Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.

The talented young English striker has been slamming in the goals at Villa Park, but the Blues reportedly have the opportunity to recall him, with a view to selling him on in January.

That would be a hammer blow to Dean Smith’s hopes of taking his boyhood side back into the big time but Abraham could well be the man to score the goals to keep Newcastle there.

This is not the first time the Magpies have shown an interest in Abraham and back in 2017, they came close to landing him, before he eventually opted for Swansea instead.

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That snub was perhaps a very harsh reality check that the lure of being Newcastle’s main striker was not as strong it has been in years gone by.

And in truth, Abraham’s underwhelming spell at Swansea meant that missing out on him was perhaps not the blow it might have been.

But since then, Abraham has picked up two caps for England and is now carrying the hopes of a huge club in Aston Villa on his back.

That makes him a man who could be a real asset to Rafa Benitez, but can Newcastle really be trusted to stump up enough cash to convince Chelsea to sell?

And can they get Abraham up to the north east this time around, with such off-field uncertainty at the club?

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