Abraham addresses uncertainty over future as he mulls over Chelsea & Aston Villa options

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The England international has helped to fire the Villans to promotion into the Premier League, but remains tied to a contract at Stamford Bridge

Tammy Abraham remains uncertain where his future lies, with the England striker not ruling out staying Chelsea or a return to Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old has helped to fire the Villans back to the big time, recording 26 goals during a productive loan spell in the 2018-19 campaign.

There has been talk of him returning to the west Midlands to aid the cause of Dean Smith’s side among English football’s elite.

Abraham is, however, tied to a contract at parent club Chelsea and still harbours ambitions of becoming a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge.

He told reporters after tasting play-off final success with Villa at Wembley Stadium: “If Chelsea say they need me there, I will put my 100 per cent in.

“I am still young, I am still improving. The aim is to be at the highest level and playing the best football.

“A team like Chelsea is always difficult because they have got world-class players.

“It is always going to be difficult to bring in youngsters and bring in people like myself - it is a big role. But for me, it is about believing in myself and just keep doing what I do.”

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Abraham is eager to test himself at the highest level after missing out on a Premier League move last summer and again during the winter transfer window.

He added: “It looked like I was going to Wolves [in January].

“I think certain situations happened with the FA, something about playing for three teams in one year or something like that… but the coach spoke to me he said: ‘Listen, stay here, we believe in you, the boys believe in you, the fans believe in you and we’ll get promoted’. I am glad I did.

“It wasn’t my first choice to come to the Championship, but I don’t look back on it [badly]. It has been a fantastic year for me and the boys as well, and to clinch it off we got promoted.”

With Villa now a top-tier outfit once more, Abraham admits that he could be tempted back to the club if he is forced to look outside of west London for minutes once more.

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“I love being here. It is a massive club. It is an honour to wear the badge, so I am proud,” he said.

“I just need to enjoy my night with the boys before I think about the future. I have got the [U21] Euros coming up as well so I have to focus on that.

“You can never say never. You never know what could happen.”