It seems Armando Broja will be staying at Chelsea after all.
West Ham submitted a bid of £30m plus add-ons to Chelsea for Broja but Chelsea were reluctant to approve the sale.
According to The Times, West Ham have been left frustrated by Chelsea’s ‘dithering’ and have now pushed ahead with a move for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca.
West Ham have agreed to pay £30.5m up front to Sassuolo plus a further £5m in add-ons, and have now backed out of a possible Broja deal.
Broja now looks set to stay at Chelsea, and will fight for his position in the team.
Thomas Tuchel had earlier this week said that he expects the young striker to remain at Stamford Bridge.
“Armando is our player first of all and we have, at the moment, no interest in selling him,” Tuchel said.
“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 Armando is in the position to impress and become a Chelsea player.
“When will he become a Chelsea player? Nobody knows but hopefully as soon as possible.”