Ousted England forward sparks Man Utd transfer battle with Aston Villa, as reduced price set on inevitable move

England internationals Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham

An England attacker who’ll be pushed out of his current club this summer is poised to spark a transfer battle between Man Utd and Aston Villa for a greatly reduced fee, per reports.

Both Man Utd and Aston Villa are in the market for additions in the final third this summer. A new centre-forward will take priority at Old Trafford and a £100m-plus move that’ll also prevent Arsenal from signing the ‘new Haaland’ has received a giant boost.

Villa, meanwhile, sold Danny Ings to West Ham in January. Unai Emery’s side did land Colombian youngster Jhon Duran, though moves for more established stars such as Gerard Deulofeu (Udinese) and Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao) could not be secured.

According to recent reports out of Italy, Villa and United are primed to converge over England attacker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The 25-year-old left Chelsea when joining Roma for £34m in 2021. His deal contained a buy-back clause worth double that amount (£68m) that could be triggered after two full seasons in Rome.

Abraham will reach that point at season’s end, though his poor form this season is likely to see Chelsea dismiss the option. Indeed, Abraham impressed last term with 27 goals notched, though is struggling on just seven in 38 appearances this time around.

Regardless, the talent is clearly there and at 25, Abraham is far from finished. However, according to Sky Italy, he does not have a future in Rome.

They report Roma have decided to cash in on Abraham, with Jose Mourinho demanding a ‘more experienced and complete centre-forward’ be signed with the money. A centre-back and new midfielder are also wanted by the Portuguese.

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Will £15m discount tempt Man Utd or Aston Villa?

A hefty Abraham sale will therefore be required and La Repubblica state Roma’s new price tag for the England striker is €60m (approx. £53m).

Whether that’s a reduction big enough to tempt Man Utd or Aston Villa remains to be seen. However, what is clear is both clubs are heavily intrigued by the thought of bringing Abraham back to England.

Indeed, La Repubblica claimed United have tasked one of their scouts with watching every single one of Abraham’s matches for Roma.

Villa, meanwhile, have been mentioned alongside a potential bid of €40m (approx. £35m) by AS Roma Live.

Where Abraham will wind up remains unclear for now. But per Sky Italy, he’s certain to be back in England one way or another by the beginning of next season.

They concluded: ‘Abraham is destined to return to the Premier League in the summer’.