Aston Villa sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on season-long loan

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Aston Villa have signed Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old becomes the seventh new arrival at Villa Park this summer, with the Championship promotion hopefuls getting the deal done just before the 5pm deadline for transfers on Friday.

Abraham scored five times in 31 Premier League games for Swansea last season and was also called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate.

He has Championship experience having spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan with Bristol City, scoring 26 goals for the Robins.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has his say on Aston Villa target Tammy Abraham

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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says it is up to Tammy Abraham if the striker makes a loan move on Friday.

The 20-year-old England international, who spent last season at Swansea, has been linked with a season-long loan move to Aston Villa in the Championship.

Sarri, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth, said: “I am not able to guarantee to him a spot at the moment. But if he wants to remain, I’m very, very happy with him.

“He’s very young for a striker. He can improve more. I think it’s up to him.”

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Luka Modric happy at Real Madrid and wants to stay for 'several years'

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World-class schemer: Luka Modric.

Fresh from being named the 2017-18 UEFA Player of the Year award winner ahead of former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric has reiterated his desire to stay at the Bernabeu.

The Croatian World Cup finalist has been at the epicentre of widespread speculation this summer, linking him with a move to Inter Milan.

Indeed, Whites club president Florentino Perez lodged a complaint to FIFA as he felt the Italian giants had approached the 32-year-old playmaker illegally.

However, don’t expect Modric to go anywhere in the near future.

“I’m not happy… I’m extremely happy at Real Madrid and I want to continue at this club for several years,” Modric said at the awards bash in Monaco on Thursday night.

The former Tottenham star’s Bernabeu deal runs until 2020 but he is expected to be handed fresh and more lucrative terms imminently by his current employers.

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