Report: Chelsea rejected offer to sign this striker following Broja exit

Chelsea reportedly turned down the chance to replace Armando Broja with another forward player on Thursday, according to journalist, Simon Phillips.

The Blues sent Broja out on loan to Fulham for the remainder of the season after the London club agreed to pay a £4m loan fee.

The 22-year-old was initially made available for sale, with a reported £50m price tag, which not many clubs were willing to meet.

After Broja’s loan exit from Chelsea, the Blues were offered Bundesliga striker, Donyell Malen, but they opted against making a move for the Borussia Dortmund star.

Phillips also said that Chelsea’s reason for turning down the offer was not far from the fact that they didn’t want to make any signings in January, as a way of avoiding FFP sanctions.

Malen has scored eight goals this season, picking up another three assists in 26 games for Dortmund.