Journalist: West Ham standing by with interest in Chelsea player

'Everyone is waiting': West Ham still want to sign Chelsea player this summer, they're standing by - journalist

West Ham are reportedly waiting and are standing by with their interest in Chelsea player Armando Broja this summer.

Broja, 20, is back at Stamford Bridge currently following his impressive loan at Southampton last season.

The centre-forward was involved in pre-season for the Blues, plus Thomas Tuchel used him off the bench during the Premier League opener against Everton last weekend.

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West Ham waiting for Broja

Daily Star journalist Paul Brown reports that West Ham are still interested in signing Broja during this window.

Apparently, the Hammers want to see the outcome of the striker’s future after further talks with Chelsea.

Brown told GiveMeSport: “I think Broja is the one that West Ham want. They’re not the only team in for him, but everyone is waiting to see what he decides to do by the end of the window.

“He’s clearly going to need to have another discussion with the Chelsea manager to decide his future.”

It was claimed last month by journalist Fabrizio Romano that West Ham were closing in on a deal for Broja after agreeing personal terms.

There’s been no movement on any kind of transfer since, though.

In fact, it’s been reported this week that Chelsea boss Tuchel has informed young striker Broja he intends to keep him and play him this season.

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We need him

As it stands, there’s no way Chelsea can think about allowing Broja’s exit.

There’s rumours out there about bringing another striker to Stamford Bridge, but they’re currently very light in that area of the pitch.

Broja showed immense potential in Southampton colours last season, finishing with nine goals in 38 appearances.

The only way to truly find out if the youngster is ready to become an important Chelsea player is to give him minutes in the early weeks of the campaign.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.