‘He has a contract’ – Tuchel tells wantaway Chelsea player

Armando Broja
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West Ham are keen on signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer.

The 20-year-old is attracting massive interest after a fine season on loan with Southampton.

West Ham have tabled a bid of £30m for the promising striker, but Chelsea are yet to accept or reject it.

Interestingly, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel isn’t keen on letting Broja leave.

“I don’t expect Armando to leave,” Tuchel said during his press conference on Tuesday.

“We are aware of offers and we are aware of interest, that just tells us that there’s a lot of potential and we’ll take this decision with the owners, with me and, in the end, also with the player.

“Right now, when he arrived for me it was clear he was trying to impress and he’s trying to become a Chelsea player as soon as possible.

“After his loan at Southampton the situation was very clear, to make the next step, to show his improvement, to make an impression in pre-season, unfortunately he injured himself.

“Of course there’s a lot of noise going on because there are offers and interest in him, let’s see how this goes.

“But I’m pretty calm about it because we know the situation and we have a contracts and we go from there.”