Newcastle's first signing of the summer will be a Chelsea striker

Newcastle's first signing of the summer will be a Chelsea striker

Newcastle's first signing of the summer will be a Chelsea striker

United boss Rafael Benítez reportedly travelled to speak to Abraham directly this week on the Spaniard's own wedding anniversary to persuade the former Bristol City man to join him for the 2017-2018 season.

Tammy Abraham is on the verge of becoming Rafa Benitez's first signing of the summer at Newcastle with Chelsea ready to agree to a season-long loan.

While Abraham was unable to find the net against the Magpies last term, the England U21 global hit 26 goals in all competitions - informing clubs of the talent that the 19-year-old possesses.

Newcastle, Brighton, Everton and Leicester have been alerted to his talents and are all apparently keen on securing his signature.

The 28-year-old's contract with the newly promoted Premier League side expires this summer and according to the Evening Chronicle it will now be renewed.

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The deal would have been helped along by Benitez visiting Abraham personally at St George's Park.

It is understood that the Magpies will pay a rental fee to complete the deal, plus they will also cover his £25,000 wages in full.

Abraham was the first player to win Bristol City's player of the year, young player of the year and top goalscorer awards in one season.

Prior to what is expected to be Abraham's first full season in the top flight, the hitman could feature in his maiden worldwide tournament having been included in the initial England squad for the Under-21 European Championships in Poland next month.

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