Chelsea up asking price for 20-year-old to £50m

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 writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released