AC Milan are hoping to convince Chelsea to let go of their young striker Armando Broja on a similar deal they had for defender Fikayo Tomori, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian publication claims that Milan are planning a potential January deal for Broja, who has mostly played a backup striker role under Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge.

Rossoneri are reportedly keen on bringing the 21-year-old to San Siro on loan with an option to buy, just like Tomori’s deal in 2020.

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Tomori eventually joined Milan permanently for a reported fee of just £25million (Sky Sports) and has since established himself as a key player for the club.

Broja has only had three starts in all competitions for the Blues this season, so he could be interested in a loan spell to pursue regular football.

However, Chelsea are not exactly spoilt for number nine options.

Graham Potter currently have three striker options; Broja, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Kai Havertz. Therefore, it is unlikely that the manager would allow any of his striker to leave without a replacement.

Update: Broja may have sustained a possible knee injury during Sunday’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi.

The Albania international went down after a collision with Villa’s Ezri Konsa and appeared to be in pain before being stretchered off in the first half.

Hopefully it is not a long-term injury, but this may affect any potential January move for the striker.

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