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Villa sign Chelsea's 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 his summer, with the Championship promotion hopefuls getting the deal done just before the 5pm deadline for loan 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 23 goals in 41 second-tier matches for the Robins.

Abraham told the club's official website: "I'm excited for this new chapter. Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I'm here to help them achieve that.

"At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can't wait to get started."


Man United youngster rejoins Aston Villa on loan

Tuanzebe has rejoined Villa. Credit: PA

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has rejoined Aston Villa on loan.

The 20-year-old arrived at Villa Park in January but suffered a season-ending ankle injury after just five games.

He has now committed to a full campaign under Steve Bruce and told "It's great to be back. This is a big, big club and to represent it again is a big honour for me."


Aston Villa set to receive 'significant investment'

Aston Villa are set to receive "significant investment", the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. Credit: PA

Aston Villa are set to receive "significant investment", the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

Owner Tony Xia has been holding talks to relinquish control of the club to an Egyptian group, in what will be a co-ownership deal.

The Chinese businessman has spent the summer searching for fresh investment to plug a reported £40million deficit after Villa failed to win promotion back to the Premier League last season.

A statement issued by the club said: "Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club announce that NSWE, a company that is jointly owned and controlled by businessman Nassef Sawiris' group NNS and businessman Wes Edens, will immediately inject significant investment capital into the club. At the same time, Dr Tony Xia will become co-chairman and remain on the board."

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