Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham is a loan target for Aston Villa, according to reports.
Steve Bruce is keen to strengthen his squad and wants to target young players with scope for development.
According to the Birmingham Mail, the Championship club remain positive they can sign the striker, 20, permanently if they can achieve promotion with him on board.
Villa are desperate to return to the Premier League as they continue their second season in the second tier after relegation in 2015-16.
Abraham played on loan at Swansea last season as the South Wales club were relegated to the Championship.
He bagged five goals in the Premier League during a difficult campaign and got crucial game time.
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Abraham played in the Community Shield after coming off the bench and got 67 minutes of action in the 1-0 pre-season win over Lyon at Stamford Bridge.
But he was left out of Maurizio Sarri’s squad for the 3-0 win at Huddersfield.
Bruce took Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe, 20, on loan again but wanted to sign the defender and midfielder permanently.
United see him as having a promising future though and want to give him more experience.
Villa managed to keep hold of Jack Grealish and are in the process of negotiating a new contract for the playmaking midfielder.
The 22-year-old missed out on a switch to Spurs before the deadline, but Tottenham could not settle on a fee with Villa after offering £25million.
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