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Chelsea make crunch decision for Abraham, Zouma and James

Chelsea want to keep hold of Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham next season.

The Sun says the Blues hierarchy are preparing for their appeal against a transfer ban being rejected and will tell the duo they will have to stay and fight for their places.

Striker Abraham has dazzled at Aston Villa, who would like to buy or loan the 21-year-old again if they go up to the Prem — but that will be rejected.

French  centre- half Zouma, 24, starred at Everton during his season-long loan, but he will have to return to battling for game time with the London outfit.

Chelsea will also try to keep full-back Reece James happy, but that is becoming increasingly difficult as he is signing up with a new agent and is wanted by several rivals — now headed by Crystal Palace.

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