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Tammy Abraham 'on verge of signing new Chelsea deal'

Abraham 'on verge of signing new Chelsea deal'
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Chelsea near an agreement with in-form striker Tammy Abraham over a new contract, according to a report.

Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of reaching an agreement with Tammy Abraham over a new contract.

The 21-year-old scored 26 times during a loan spell with Aston Villa last season before returning to Stamford Bridge, where he has become Frank Lampard's number one pick in the centre-forward spot.

Abraham has managed nine goals in 12 outings for the Blues in all competitions this season, including eight in nine Premier League matches during an impressive start to the campaign.

The England international still has little under three years left to run on the £50,000-a-week contract that he penned before joining Swansea City on loan in 2017.

However, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are 'more than confident' that an agreement will soon be reached between the two parties over a fresh deal.

Saturday's 1-0 win over Newcastle United moved the Blues into fourth position in the Premier League table.

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2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

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