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Tammy Abraham has suffered a fresh blow in his battle to be part of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea revolution.
The club’s top scorer will undergo a scan on a persistent ankle injury after breaking down in training yet again.
Striker Abraham, 23, has not played since February 20 and lasted only five minutes before getting crocked.
Boss Tuchel said: “It was an accident in training. He quit after only five minutes of the warm-up and it is more or less on the same spot as where the first injury was.
“We thought he was going to be in the squad for today but now he will be out for many games.
“He has to take it step by step. The way back is for him to be a substitute and be hungry and show it in training.”
Meanwhile, on the transfer front, SunSport’s Dan King revealed Manchester United are eyeing a £50million-plus summer move for Wolves star Pedro Neto.
The Red Devils have made signing a right winger one of their top priorities and Neto’s impressive season, despite Wolves’ struggles, has moved him up the shortlist of Old Trafford chiefs.
Utd could have signed Neto, 21, for next to nothing back in 2016 when he came to Carrington on trial from Portuguese side Braga – but he did not do enough to convince them to buy him then.
But now United are understood to regard the Portugal international – Wolves’ £16m signing from Italian club Lazio – as a genuine alternative to long-term targets like Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
Rivals Manchester City have also been linked with Neto, but sources insist they are now ahead of United in the queue for Villa captain Grealish instead.
And finally, Jude Bellingham will be allowed to link up with the England senior team this week.
The FA have been told that the Dortmund teenager Bellingham will, after all, be given a sporting exemption by the German Government for the three World Cup qualifiers.
This means the midfielder will not have to quarantine when returning to Germany from the UK.
Bellingham, 17, who has just one cap, was included in the squad despite the strict German rules because the FA were confident there would be a change.