Report: PL side now ready to meet Chelsea's demands and sign 'dangerous' player from them
Reports suggest that Newcastle United are keen on a move for Chelsea youngster Armando Broja and are ready to meet their demands, in terms of a loan fee for the striker.
According to The Northern Echo, the Magpies are currently only looking for a temporary move, while they face competition from a number of English clubs for the deal.
Broja is currently yet to join up with the Blues on their pre-season tour of the United States, with the club stating he is set to at a later date.
However, the Albanian has been of interest to many Premier League sides following his breakout season with Southampton on loan last season.
His time at St. Mary’s saw him impress many around the game, with his manager for the season Ralph Hasenhuttl describing him as “dangerous”.
Newcastle ready to meet Broja demands
Rumours of Everton and West Ham looking at a deal appears to have left both the club and player at a crossroads, although Newcastle could be set to offer an alternative the Blues prefer.
According to The Northern Echo, Eddie Howe’s side’s interest is in a loan deal, differing to that of Everton who are considering tabling a former offer.
It has previously been stated Thomas Tuchel is keen to look at the 20-year-old in pre-season before making a decision on his future, with his situation in a similar place to fellow returning loanee Levi Colwill.
There is currently a massive hole the club need to work around in the number nine role for the club, following Romelu Lukaku’s departure back to Inter Milan.
With Robert Lewandowski looking unlikely, the Blues should look to allow Broja to challenge for that role, giving the Blues a natural option in the position alongside likely starter Kai Havertz.
Broja certainly showed in glimpses last season that he has the attributes to cause established defenders real problems, and around better players at Stamford Bridge could see him move to the next level.