Abraham and Tomori open to Chelsea loan transfer back to Derby next season


CHELSEA duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are open to loan switches away from the club once again next season.

Striker Abraham helped fire Aston Villa to the Premier League at best mate Tomori’s expense who spent the season with Derby.

Chelsea pair came up against each other at Wembley on Monday

The Blues are battling Fifa over a transfer ban and may need their young stars in the squad next season.

But knowing first-team opportunities could be hard to come by, they have opened the door to a potential switch away from Stamford Bridge.

Tomori, 21, impressed at the Rams in the heart of defence.

And when quizzed on whether a return to Pride Park could be on the horizon, he told BBC Sport: “Of course.

“I have loved it. I grew so much as a player. Derby is such a great club.

“The manager [Frank Lampard] has shown me a lot of confidence playing me in a lot of games. I have nothing but good words to say about Derby, the club, the fans and my team-mates.

“I am really proud. We are disappointed and we are hurting, but we had such a fantastic season. Even though we lost, we still had a lot of good moments to look back on and cherish.”

Striker Abraham appears destined for Premier League football next season after scoring 26 goals for Villa.

When quizzed on whether he future belongs at the Midlands club, he added: “I love being here. It is a massive club. It is an honour to wear the badge, so I am proud.

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

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.”

The pair are best mates having grown up together through the Chelsea youth ranks
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