By Wayne Veysey

4th Aug, 2021 | 2:47pm

Sources: Aston Villa make up minds on signing Abraham on £130,000-a-week

Aston Villa have told Tammy Abraham’s camp they won’t pay him the £130,00-a-week deal he is seeking, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

This site broke the news on 30th July that the Chelsea striker’s salary demands are putting off his many Premier League suitors.

A Villa source has told Football Insider the 23-year-old will need to rein in his demands to secure a move to the Midlands this summer.

Abraham is a target for Dean Smith’s side but he is not believed to be their first choice forward at this stage.

Aston Villa are assessing potential striker alternatives to their former loan star.

Abraham is currently on £50,000-a-week at Chelsea and his demand for an £80,000-a-week pay rise is a major stumbling block to rival clubs.

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The striker has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel in January.

The Blues also plan to sign a new A-list striker in this window, with Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland among the targets, so Abraham is expected to leave.

Chelsea value the England international at £40million but it is believed that a bid of £35million could be enough to seal a deal.

Football Insider revealed last month (July 10th) that West Ham are leading the race for Abraham’s signature as they look to finally replace Sebastien Haller.

A product of Chelsea’s academy, Abraham has two years remaining on his contract in south west London.

In other news, there is a big update on Arsenal’s bid to sign Maddison as Leicester respond to new swap deal offer.