Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to agreeing a deal to sign Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands. The Wolves were keen on signing the striker on a permanent deal, but Chelsea are not willing to sell Abraham, who is currently on loan at Aston Villa.
While a January move appeared to be off for Abraham, it now looks as if the forward will be returning to the Premier League after all. Abraham has been in good form for Villa this season, scoring 16 goals in 20 league matches.
Abraham enjoyed loan spells at Bristol City and Swansea City, but failed to hold down a place in Chelsea’s first team. He did play in this season’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City as a sub for Alvaro Morata. That had risen the question if Abraham was allowed to move to Wolves, as a player isn’t allowed to play for three clubs in one season.
However, as all three clubs are English, this falls under under the jurisdiction of the FA rather than FIFA. The FA doesn’t view Abraham’s participation in the Community Shield game as an ‘official match’, instead deeming it an ‘Invitational’ game. He is therefore allowed to feature for Wolves in the Premier League should he move.