AC Milan have initiated several contacts with Chelsea in recent weeks over a potential deal for young striker Armando Broja, according to Calciomercato.

According to the Italian outlet, Milan who are in the market for a new number nine have identified the 21-year-old as their main transfer target.

Broja is said to tick all the boxes for the profile Stefano Pioli is looking for; has an eye for goal, can attack from deep, technical and powerful.

Milan have reportedly had contacts with Broja’s representatives as well as Chelsea in recent weeks.

Interestingly, the report mentions that Chelsea value the striker at €35million (just less than £30.5m), which is surprisingly low for a player who just signed a long-term contract.

Bear in mind, the Albania international signed a new six-year deal with the Blues in September, which ties him to the club until 2028.

The young striker made his full debut for Chelsea in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Brentford, but he already had 10 appearances as a substitute across all competitions this season.

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He is also one of the only two striker options at Graham Potter’s disposal, alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Calciomercato claims that Chelsea have yet to decide whether they would consider to sell Broja, but Milan still want to be prepared for a possibility of a sale.

Broja scored his first goal for Chelsea in the 3-0 win over Wolves earlier this month.

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