According to reports from Fabrizio Romano and Adam Newson, Chelsea striker Armando Broja is close to agreeing personal terms with West Ham and has flown back to England from Chelsea’s pre-season tour in the US.
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.
Chelsea were only keen on a loan deal, but it seems Broja wants to leave the club on a permanent deal.
“Armando Broja will clarify his future very soon. West Ham are really close to reaching an agreement with Broja on personal terms, talks ongoing with Chelsea.
“There are many clubs interested – Chelsea, on it. Broja’s on his way back to England as Adam Newson reports.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had ruled out a permanent sale, and has told Broja to prove himself in pre-season. However, that may not be the case anymore.
“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.”
Romano has now updated that Broja has agreed personal terms with the Hammers, and it’s now up to Chelsea to agree for a sale.