Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers ask FA for help in Tammy Abraham pursuit

General view of Molineux prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton FC at Molineux on September 29, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Wolverhampton Wanderers do no appear to have given up on signing the on-loan Aston Villa striker.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa encourages the supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have asked the Football Association for help in their pursuit of Aston Villa's on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abrahamaccording to the Sun.

Wolves' hopes of securing a January deal for Abraham appeared to be over earlier on Tuesday, when the Blues academy product returned to training with Aston Villa.

 

Doubts had previously emerged over Wanderers' ability to register Abraham, who has already played for Villa and Chelsea this campaign.

FIFA rules state that a player can only appear for a maximum of two clubs per season, although it is argued that as Abraham's Blues outings came in the Community Shield - which is considered a friendly competition - and at under-23 level, he should not be denied a move.

Manchester City's Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saves at the feet of Chelsea's English striker Tammy Abraham during the English FA Community Shield football match between Chelsea and...

The Sun reports that despite having pushed for more than a week, Wolves have yet to hear back from world football's governing body.

However, it adds that both the FA and Premier League are happy to give the green light if required, prompting Nuno Espirito Santo's side to ask the former organisation to turn up the pressure on FIFA.

The newspaper also claims that Chelsea have until January 14 to terminate Abraham's loan deal.

The twice-capped England international has scored 16 goals for Aston Villa this season.

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