Report: Chelsea have now upped their asking price for 20-year-old to £50m

Reports suggest that Chelsea have upped their valuation of Armando Broja to around £50m.

According to 90min, Everton are still keen on a deal for the 20-year-old, however the Blues’ sticking point over a price is making it difficult for them to complete the signing.

The Albanian has been reported to want a move away from Stamford Bridge, with the hope for more first team minutes behind his reasoning.

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He got close to a move to West Ham United, to there point where the player even agreed personal terms for a sensational switch across the capital.

However, Thomas Tuchel in particular was keen to keep hold of him, eventually seeing the Hammers switch their attentions to recent signing Gianluca Scamacca.

Chelsea up price for Broja

90min have claimed that Everton are still looking to grant Broja his wish of a move away, however suggest that Chelsea will only consider selling if they add another striker to their ranks.

It has been claimed that Timo Werner finds himself in a similar situation as Broja, with him also having the feeling that he could be happier playing his football elsewhere, especially in a World Cup year.

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However, the German is also being required to wait for the club to sign his replacement before he goes, and the club’s current transfer negotiations would suggest he may not be granted his wish.

Broja should also feel confidence from the fact the club are yet to strengthen since the signing of Raheem Sterling, with the striker spot surely up for grabs if Kai Havertz doesn’t prove he can be a prolific goalscorer.

With the creative forces at Stamford Bridge better than the ones he was playing with last season at Southampton, he should feel confident that he could prove his worth in the side, forcing his way into Tuchel’s plans in the process.

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.