By Liam Thomas

21st Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Chelsea forward Armando Broja is being targeted by AC Milan - report

Chelsea forward Armando Broja is being targeted for a move by Italian giants AC Milan as they search for their new number nine, according to Calciomercato.

The Albania international recently signed a new contract with Chelsea that will keep him at the club until 2028, but this has done little to put off AC Milan.

The 21-year-old is seen as the perfect poacher for Stefano Pioli’s exciting brand of football and will be top of his wish list this summer.

Powerful, fast and with an eye for goal, it comes as no surprise that Broja is being linked with top European teams, he’s a top talent after all.

However, the forward seems to be firmly in Graham Potter’s plan and so he should be, he has the potential to be a top Premier League striker.

Keep him.

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Chelsea should do everything in their power to keep Broja at the club, especially considering their poor attempts to find a firing number nine over the years.

It looks like the forward will fend off interest to become a mainstay at Stamford Bridge, but he will need to be guaranteed some game time.

A player of his quality and potential ceiling needs to be playing week in and week out in the English top flight or Chelsea risk losing him.

Broja spent last season on loan with Southampton, where he netted nine goals across 38 appearances, showcasing what he’s capable of when given opportunities.

Nevertheless, Milan’s interest will be concrete in the forward, they will be losing Oliver Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer and will be looking to replace the duo.

This makes Broja an incredibly attractive option for the Rossoneri and their forward-thinking boss Pioli, expect bids and a chase to be made this summer.

In other Chelsea news, the club could be used as leverage in talks between Arsenal and Bukayo Saka