Chelsea’s in-demand striker Tammy Abraham has emerged as a transfer target for Swansea City, who want to sign the 19-year-old on loan for the upcoming campaign, the Welsh outfit’s chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed.
Newly-promoted Premier League side Newcastle United and are also in the hunt for the teenager, who spent last season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship, where he scored 26 goals in all competitions for the Robins.
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Rafa Benitez’s men have been the overarching favourites to land the starlet, with the St James’ Park outfit back in the Premier League and looking for additional firepower.
Newcastle were overly reliant on Dwight Gayle last season and the potential addition of Abraham would represent an exciting addition.
Under manager Paul Clement, Swansea managed to avoid relegation from England’s top flight last season, eventually finishing seven points off the bottom three in 15th place.
Should Abraham make the move to the Liberty Stadium, he would be re-united with Clement, his former coach during the pair’s time at Chelsea.
“He’s a young and up and coming player we are interested in,” Jenkins told BBC Wales Sport.
“Tammy does not have Premier League experience, but we are interested. Paul knows him from Chelsea.
“If you look at the options which have been publicised, (they are) Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves, so it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next.”
Currently at the under-21 European Championships in Poland with England, Abraham is yet to find the back of the net for the Three Lions but helped guide his side to a 2-1 victory over Slovakia for their first three points of the group stage.
Swansea will hope to avoid a relegation scrap next season and bringing in players of the striker’s quality would be a big boost.
For Newcastle, losing out on Abraham would be a bitter pill to swallow and send Benitez back to the drawing board.