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Dean Smith insists Abraham is happy at Aston Villa

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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham is happy with life at the club and does not wish to be recalled and sent out to another club.

Since joining Aston Villa on loan in the summer, Abraham has scored 16 goals in 20 appearances for the Championship club, and Tuesday’s transfer reports claim that he wishes to be recalled by his parent club Chelsea and sent out to a top-flight team instead.

But Villa boss Dean Smith has dismissed such reports insisting that the 21-year-old striker is happy at Villa Park.

“Tammy has shown no inclination to go back to Chelsea,” Smith told Sky Sports.

“In the conversations, I’ve had with him he is enjoying himself at Villa and is developing as a player.

“He is very happy and you can see the connection he has with the supporters, the players and staff. We are very happy with the way Tammy is developing as a player and as a person.

“Chelsea seem very happy, as he is developing as a player and scoring goals in the Championship. For all three parties it is win, win. So I would be amazed if anything happened to prevent him playing for Villa.

“But it is not in my control. If Chelsea decide to recall him – it is up to them.”