Photo: Injured Chelsea player spotted back in first-team training, he's now being linked with an exit

Chelsea youngster Armando Broja has been spotted back in first-team training after his recent injury problem.

The 20-year-old Blues striker was forced to leave the club’s pre-season tour of the United States prematurely earlier this month with an ankle problem.

However, he’s been spotted (picture below) training at Cobham yesterday.

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Chelsea confirmed this week they’re back preparing at their training base Cobham ahead of the new 2022/23 season, with a selection of photos that included Broja training with the main group.

Thankfully, it looks like his injury scare isn’t a serious one.

Broja back in training

Chelsea still have a pre-season game against Udinese this Friday before the season starts next month against Everton in the Premier League, so will Broja get a look-in to show what he can do?

The striker impressed during a season-long loan at Southampton last year, scoring nine goals across all competitions.

Romelu Lukaku’s loan exit this summer means there’s a lack of genuine No.9 options in the current squad at Stamford Bridge. On paper, Broja looks like a potential answer to the problem.

Elsewhere, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are Blues forwards capable of spearheading the attack.

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Linked with exit

Broja is actually being linked with a Chelsea transfer exit despite his recent injury comeback.

It’s been reported there will be showdown discussions this week between the player and the club to discuss his future amid interest from Everton and Newcastle United.

For Broja, he won’t want to take a step backwards after a promising spell at St Mary’s. Can the Blues convince him he can make a breakthrough with them this season, though?

Chelsea fans are desperate for some kind of clarity when it comes to the centre-forward position.

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