Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins Confirms Club's Interest in Prolific Chelsea Forward

​Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed that the Welsh side is among the clubs chasing Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham.

The 19-year-old striker registered 26 goals in 48 appearances for Bristol City in the Championship last year, gaining several suitors. And the Blues are expecting a flurry of offers during the summer.

The Stamford Bridge side are intent on loaning him out to gain Premier League experience, which bodes well for the likes of Newcastle and Brighton, who are thought to be very interested in taking the striker up on a temporary basis.

But Swansea stand a good chance due to the fact that their manager Paul Clement has a good relationship with officials at Chelsea, having worked in their academy, as well as having held the post of assistant manager.

“We have made enquiries and the player and the club know we have interest,” Jenkins said, via ​Wales Online. “We are waiting to see what he wants and that has been delayed because he is with England Under-21s at the moment.

“We expect any decision will be made once that tournament is over and we will see what he wants to do.

“It’s not just about us. There is a Newcastle link, Rafa Benitez spent time at Chelsea, which has been fed back to us, and he has also been linked with newly promoted Brighton.

“We have made our interest known and we now wait to see the outcome but we understand it is a big decision for the player to make.”

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