Aston Villa have been given a big confidence boost in their efforts to keep loan star Tammy Abraham, after parent club Chelsea placed a £50 million price tag on the English striker.

According to the Mirror, Chelsea have placed a £50 million price tag on striker Tammy Abraham. The news will come as good news to Aston Villa, who have been close to losing their top scorer to Wolves.

Abraham has been heavily linked with a move to Wolves this January, with the Premier League side looking to complete a loan for the striker and some reports stating they were pursuing an £18 million move for the Villa loanee.

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The striker is now set on remaining with Aston Villa to help Dean Smith’s side in their promotion push. Now, with a permanent move looking highly unlikely, Villa look to have won their fight to hold on to their star man.

Abraham has been in electric form for Dean Smith’s side throughout the first half of the season, leading Villa’s resurgence after Steve Bruce’s sacking. The Chelsea youngster has scored an impressive 16 goals in 20 appearances so far this season, helping Villa rise to 10th place and just five points behind Derby County, who sit in 6th place.

Football fans were put in shock when Chelsea put a £35 million valuation on young star Callum Hudson-Odoi, but the £50 million price tag placed on Abraham will have surely trumped that.

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Dean Smith was preparing to lose Abraham this January, lining up Brentford striker Neal Maupay if the Chelsea youngster left Villa Park this January.

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