Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker rejects Wolves loan move to stay at Aston Villa

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham has scored 16 goals in 21 appearances for Aston Villa this season

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has turned down a loan move to Premier League side Wolves to stay at Championship club Aston Villa.

It is understood Wolves remain interested in the England forward and may yet try to resurrect the deal.

In addition, Chelsea have the power to recall the player or could accept a bid from another club in January.

However, as the situation stands, the 21-year-old will remain at Villa for rest of the season.

Wolves are still waiting to hear from Fifa whether Abraham would be allowed to play for them given his previous appearances for Chelsea in under-23 competition and the Community Shield earlier this season.

It is understood the uncertainty is playing a part in Abraham's thinking as, if the deal went through now and Fifa ruled against, he would be unable to play until next season.

There has been no clarity given by Fifa when they are likely to rule on the matter.

Wolves feel the situation might change if the player is cleared to play for them.

Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season but was left out of Dean Smith's squad for Saturday's FA Cup defeat by Championship rivals Swansea.

Smith said prior to that game that Abraham, who has two England caps, would be better served by completing the season at Villa Park.

"Unless they're a team in the top six, there's not many Premier League sides creating loads of chances," he told BBC WM.