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Abraham set for Newcastle loan

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Abraham set for Newcastle loan

By Keith Downie, Sky Sports News HQ

Last Updated: 06/06/17 4:56pm

Tammy Abraham spent last season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship

Tammy Abraham spent last season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship

Tammy Abraham spent last season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship

Newcastle United are closing in on the season-long loan signing of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, according to Sky sources.

A deal for the 19-year-old, who spent last season at Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship, is expected to be completed in the next few days.

Chelsea have been keen for assurances that Abraham will feature regularly for his next loan club, with Brighton also understood to have been interested in his services for next season.

Abraham is part of England's U21 European Championship squad

Abraham is part of England's U21 European Championship squad

Abraham is part of England’s U21 European Championship squad

But Abraham is set to become Rafa Benitez’s second signing of the summer after the permanent capture of Christian Atsu for £6.2m, also from Chelsea, following his successful season-long loan at the Championship winners last term.

Abraham – an England U21 striker – scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City last season.

The striker scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season

The striker scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season

The striker scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season

He has never started a match for Chelsea, making just two senior appearances as sub in the Premier League.

Sky sources understand Brighton remain interested in Fraizer Campbell, who is available on a free transfer from Crystal Palace next month.

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