Chelsea make transfer decision ahead of January transfer window following Armando Broja knee injury

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Chelsea will look to sign a striker in January following the knee injury to Armando Broja, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Broja suffered a knee injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Aston Villa and looks set to miss the rest of the season.

“Chelsea will actively work to find a new striker after the Armando Broja injury,” Romano told CaughtOffside.

“Christopher Nkunku is expected to join in the summer so they will look at other players. Now it’s still early to say who are the serious candidates, Chelsea will explore many options but the idea is to sign a new striker in January to replace Broja.”

Romano has previously confirmed Portugal international Joao Felix is open to leaving Atletico Madrid in January amid interest from Chelsea.

“Joao Felix is a special talent, but we know his situation with Atletico Madrid has not been easy,” Romano said, as quoted by Caught Offside.

“He’s had a good relationship with the club and the fans, but there are tensions with Diego Simeone. This is why he’s now open to leaving Atletico Madrid in 2023 – we’ll see if it’s in January or in the summer.

“It’s not true that Felix has asked to leave, but he’s open to a move. Atletico Madrid invested a lot of money in the young forward, so the board still want to protect the player and see if he can make it at the club.

“It also means the next club will have to make an important offer to persuade them to sell Felix.”