Transfer notebook: Aston Villa hope to tie up deals for Tammy Abraham and Axel Tuanzebe

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Tammy Abraham will be allowed to leave Chelsea this summer for £40 million. - Getty Images
Tammy Abraham will be allowed to leave Chelsea this summer for £40 million. - Getty Images

Aston Villa are trying to land two former loan players with deals for Tammy Abraham and Axel Tuanzebe.

Abraham, 23, helped Villa get promoted to the Premier League three seasons ago before returning to Chelsea to be part of their first-team squad, although will be allowed to leave this summer for £40 million.

After agreeing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, Abraham is their preferred option as a centre-forward.

Tuanzebe, 23, was on loan from Manchester United in the same season as Abraham, and his club will consider offers for the centre-back as they risk losing him for free next year when his contract expires.

Newcastle United have an interest in Tuanzebe but a loan fee is an obstacle for them, while Villa will look at a permanent deal for the Academy product from United.

Villa could have a different look attack next season as they are considering a Premier League record offer from Manchester City for Jack Grealish. Emi Buendia has already arrived and Bailey’s deal is only subject to medical and personal terms.

Keinan Davis’ loan to Stoke City is off, though, as he has picked up an injury that rules him out for the first two months of the season.

Otasowie rejects new Wolves deal

Wolves midfielder Owen Otasowie has rejected a new contract at Molineux and is subject of interest from Wolfsburg and Anderlecht.

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The USA international, 20, has a year left on his current terms and could leave for around £6million. He made six Premier League appearances last season but there was no breakthrough in agreeing a new deal.

Stoke to announce Surridge signing

Stoke City are set to announce the signing of Sam Surridge from Bournemouth in a £2.25m deal, following a medical yesterday.

Norwich are set to move on from their interest in Philip Billing as Bournemouth want £15m for the Danish midfielder.

Palace's Olise injury doubt for new campaign

Crystal Palace's new signing Michael Olise is a doubt for the start of the season with a back injury.

The £8m signing from Reading, 19, will be assessed ahead of Palace’s opener in the Premier League against Chelsea in less than a fortnight.

Olise, 19, is seen as a bright hope for the campaign with Eberechi Eze out long-term with a serious Achilles injury suffered at the end of last season.

Lookman to spark interest

Ademola Lookman is expected to spark late interest from Premier League clubs following his successful loan at Fulham last season.

The Red Bull Leipzig winger, 23, was relegated at Craven Cottage but impressed enough to earn another move to England this season and will be subject of offers in the final weeks of the window.

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