'Talks ongoing': Romano says club are trying to sign 19-year-old Chelsea player on loan

Italian club Udinese are reportedly in talks with Chelsea about young prospect Armando Broja. 

Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano reports on his Twitter that Serie A club Udinese have contacted Chelsea proposing a potential loan deal for their 19-year-old talent.

It is understood the two are in discussions right now over the possibility of a season-long loan for the Blues prospect. 

Broja, who’s a rising star from the Chelsea academy, has already scored during pre-season for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

However, he’s made just one competitive first-team appearance for the Blues. In addition, he spent last season out on loan in Holland.

The centre-forward scored 11 goals in 34 games for Vitesse Arnhem as he got some great exposure to senior football. Mason Mount is someone who went down the same path to get where he is now at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea need to keep Broja if they don’t sign a striker

Chelsea’s pursuit for a new striker has been a hot topic during the transfer window, so fans hope that’ll end in a positive way.

If a new number nine arrives, there is enough in the squad to allow Broja’s exit.

A move to join Italian top flight club Udinese looks an exciting one. It would be a step up to play in the Serie A division, so should bring him closer to the Chelsea first team next year.

However, Chelsea risk looking a bit thin on the ground if they offload Broja and don’t bring in a new forward.

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