Chelsea player reject loan offer

Armando Broja
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Chelsea striker Armando Broja impressed on loan with Southampton last season, and is now getting massive interest from some Premier League sides.

West Ham are keen on signing Broja and have tabled a whopping £30m fee for the 20-year-old.

However, Chelsea aren’t interested in selling Broja and would prefer a loan exit.

Broja himself wants a permanent or an assurance of quality game time at Chelsea.

In a recent tweet, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said: “Chelsea and West Ham are still in direct negotiations for Armando Broja deal. Chelsea now fighting to keep Armando, Tuchel is a big fan – wants him to stay.

“West Ham are still pushing. Been told no way for a loan, only a permanent move is being discussed.”

“I don’t expect Armando to leave,” Tuchel last said of Broja.

“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.”