Report: Club currently in talks to sign 'dangerous' Chelsea player this summer, offer on the table
West Ham have reportedly made an offer for Chelsea youngster Armando Broja.
According to Sky Sports, Premier League and London rivals West Ham want to sign the Chelsea 20-year-old during this summer transfer window.
It is understood the two clubs are currently in negotiations about a potential deal. As it stands, West Ham have an offer on the table worth £30million with £25million paid up front.
The report claims that there’s competition in this window from Everton, Newcastle United and Southampton for the centre-forward’s signature, though.
Sky Sports adds Broja’s injury knock that he’s picked up in pre-season is not serious, despite the concerns online about him wearing a protected boot on his left foot.
West Ham offer for Armando Broja
David Moyes’ West Ham seem intent on signing Broja after tabling their bid.
Broja enjoyed an eye-catching 2021/22 season during a season-long loan with Southampton, which proved he’s good enough to make an impact at Premier League level.
Described as “dangerous” by Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl last season, he’s a tenacious forward with a lot of potential.
There’s no doubt West Ham could do with cover in the striker department for Michail Antonio. However, looking around the Chelsea squad you’d have to say they’re an attacker light after Romelu Lukaku’s exit on loan to Inter Milan.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been fairly clear in his response to the Broja transfer speculation.
He explained in a press conference today that the immediate focus is on keeping the striker, who’s currently trying to impress during the pre-season trip in the United States.
“Armando is our player first of all and we have, at the moment, no interest in selling him. He is here to make an impression after he was on loan in Southampton,” Tuchel said.