'Can't let him go': TalkSPORT pundit urges Chelsea not to get rid of £30m player this summer

TalkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy has claimed that Chelsea should not sacrifice Armando Broja for any deal this summer.

The 20-year-old has been reportedly strongly linked with move away from the club this summer, with West Ham United in particular linked with a move for him.

It has now emerged though that Frank Lampard is keen to bring in the striker, as Chelsea continue to negotiate the signing of Anthony Gordon.

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The winger has emerged as one of the club’s top transfer targets, with them willing to invest big money in order to get him in this summer.

Yesterday, the 21-year-old reportedly told Frank Lampard that he wanted to leave Everton, sparking more rumours that he is set to join the Blues this summer.

There has been some doubt that he is the signing Chelsea need, with Cundy claiming it would be a questionable decision for the Blues to let Broja leave in order to sign him.

Chelsea shouldn’t let Broja go

He said: “Chelsea can’t let Broja go, they’ll have no one up top. Why would you let Broja go when you still need one plus Broja?”

Broja has made two appearances off the bench so far this season, although an injury ruled him out of the game against Leeds United.

The Blues looked like they really missed a key figure up front, with Kai Havertz currently operating the role in all three games so far.

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He is yet to score this season, with him notably missing a big chance in the draw against Tottenham.

It is only a matter of time until Chelsea supporters give up on the project of the German up top, after it looked like it was set to work at the turn of the year.

It could now be time for Broja to have his chance, before he is set to compete for his place more if the club sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.