Report: Club make bid for Chelsea 20-year-old as talks continue

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.

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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.

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Tuchel’s response

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.

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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.