SOUTHAMPTON have requested Chelsea for Tammy Abraham on mortgage – however have been advised he’s solely accessible on a everlasting switch.
Except that stance adjustments, that’s more likely to kill off any hopes Ralph Hasenhuttl has of changing Danny Ings with fellow England star Abraham.
Southampton needed to take Tammy Abraham on mortgage from Chelsea however have been advised to stump up moneyCredit score: Getty
Hasenhuttl needed a brand new ahead anyway however signing a striker is now a serious precedence after Wednesday night time’s shock sale of Ings to Aston Villa.
Dean Smith bagged Ings in a deal that would rise as much as £30m as Saints determined to money in on their star man.
Ings, 29, solely had a 12 months left on his contract and was refusing to signal a brand new one.
Blackburn ahead Adam Armstrong, 24, has lengthy been on Saints’ radar however Rovers’ £25m valuation is simply too excessive.
Armstrong, who bagged 29 Championship objectives final time period, additionally solely has a 12 months remaining on his contract so there may be hope a compromise might be reached on the payment.
Although Premier League new-boys Norwich are also very keen on the ex-Newcastle child.
Ings’ move to Villa Park caught nearly everyone by surprise – together with his personal Saints’ team-mates.
Talking after final night time’s 1-0 pleasant win over Levante, midfielder Oriol Romeu stated: “I simply came upon after the sport! We stated this morning that he wasn’t there, I believed he had one thing together with his again.
“Apparently he’s moved to Villa! He’s been nice for us. We want him all the very best. He’s most likely going to do an awesome job over there. He’s an awesome lad. A tremendous participant.”
In the meantime, Saints have been hit with the blow that ever-present James Ward-Prowse is about to overlook the primary sport of the season in opposition to Everton with a knee harm.
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The England midfielder performed each single minute of final time period within the Premier League.
Boss Hasenhuttl stated: “We don’t wish to take any dangers together with his knee. It’ll take time and I’m not so certain that he’ll make the opener in opposition to Everton.”
Ward-Prowse, 26, was the topic of a failed £25m bid from Aston Villa final month.
Danny Ings accomplished a shock switch to Aston Villa on WednesdayCredit score: Getty
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