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Newcastle, Swansea and Brighton are set to battle it out for the signature of Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham in the coming weeks, report the Argus and the Northern Echo.

After a stellar year with Bristol City in the Championship last season, Abraham has caught the eye of more than a few Premier League clubs, including Swansea and newly-promoted Newcastle and Brighton, say The Argus and The Northern Echo.

Chelsea are keen to keep hold of the youngster, who scored 23 goals with Bristol and picked up their Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards. However, Chelsea do intend to send him on-loan to another Premier League club, in order for him to gain top-level experience.

Speaking with the Argus, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber confirmed that the Seagulls are interested in bringing the striker in.

“It is no secret, he is a player of interest to us,” he said. “There is a lot of competition for Tammy. He is a terrific talent and a fine young player.”

Also interested are Swansea and Newcastle, according to the Northern Echo. The Swans are have registered their interest with Chelsea, but face a battle with Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle.

Abraham is currently with the England Under-21 squad in the Czech Republic for the European Under-21 Championships and has stated that he is shelving talks of his future, per the Daily Mail, until the end of the competition, which begins today.

“I haven’t spoken with Chelsea yet,” said Abraham. “I am focusing on this tournament, so the discussions will happen after. I’m not too sure (about where he will be playing next season) – hopefully it will be in the Premier League.”

“After this season I need to take myself to the next level. That’s the type of person I am – I always want to do better, I always want to do more. So going into the new season, my aim will be to top this one.”

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