Report: £30m striker closing in on Chelsea exit

Armando Broja
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According to reports, Chelsea striker Armando Broja is edging close to leaving the club this summer.

Broja had impressed on loan last season with Southampton, and is attracting massive interest from some Premier League clubs.

The Hammers are understood to have tabled a £30m offer to Chelsea for Broja, which includes an upfront payment of £25m plus an additional £5m in bonuses.

However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has ruled out a sale.

Reports now claim that West Ham are close to agreeing a season-long loan deal with Chelsea for striker Armando Broja.

The 20-year-old is believed to be one of David Moyes’s top targets this summer, with the Hammers boss keen to add a centre-forward to his ranks to provide competition for Michail Antonio.

Tuchel has ruled off a permanent sale, and has told Broja to prove himself in pre-season.

“Armando is our player first of all and we have, at the moment, no interest in selling him,” Tuchel told reporters about Broja.

“He is here to make an impression after he was on loan in Southampton.

“That’s his situation from where we look up front. It’s good if there’s interest as it shows us there’s talent and potential. It shows us that he is in the position to impress and become a Chelsea player.

“When will he become a Chelsea player? No one knows but hopefully as soon as possible.”