Newcastle 'given permission' to talk to England starlet

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Newcastle United are closing in on a SECOND transfer deal, according to a report.

The club yesterday signed Christian Atsu from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

And The Daily Telegraph today report that Newcastle have been given permission, along with Brighton and Hove Albion, to talk to Tammy Abraham, another of the club's players.

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Brighton, promoted with Newcastle, are said to be "leading the way" in the race to sign the England Under-21 international, who scored 26 goals for loan club Bristol City this season.

Chelsea reportedly plan to secure the 19-year-old on a new long-term deal before loaning him out.

Asked about his future earlier this month, Abraham said: "I've heard a few bits, this and that, but I'm not too sure what I'm doing yet and I haven't spoken to Chelsea about next season.

“I'm focused here (at Ashton Gate) before I end up shooting off back to Chelsea.”

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