TAMMY ABRAHAM is set to complete his move to Wolves imminently and could even make his debut against Manchester City next Monday.
Abraham has shone on loan at Aston Villa this season with 16 goals in 21 appearances.
Chelsea are desperate to keep hold of the 21-year-old striker, who came through their academy but is yet to make a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge.
As a result, Chelsea are keen for Abraham to get more Premier League level experience and will trigger the recall clause in the loan deal with Villa.
Wolves were keen to sign Abraham on a permanent deal to bolster their attack but look set to settle for a six-month deal.
And Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth says only paperwork is holding up the deal.
Sheth said: “We’re told Wolves hopes to tie up a deal in the next few days subject to international clearance.
“They hope to include him in the squad to face Manchester City in next week’s Monday night football.
“He had signed for the season with Aston Villa but Chelsea inserted a recall option and after talks it seems Abraham is best served playing Premier League football.”
The prospect of losing Abraham is a damaging blow to Villa’s promotion hopes.
And Villa boss Dean Smith feels the 21-year-old would be better served staying at Villa Park.
“You can see why they would be interested,” Smith told BBC WM.
“There’s an awful lot of speculation out there. Obviously clubs in the Premier League are looking at players who are scoring goals in the Championship.
“But Tammy’s currency is goals and I can only say what I’ve already said to him that, unless they’re a team in the top six, there’s not many Premier League sides creating loads of chances.
“There’s never any guarantee that you’re going to score goals anywhere you go.
“But, at Aston Villa, there’s a guarantee of chances. And, at the moment, he’s taking the majority of them.”