Chelsea striker Armanda Broja set for talks with Chelsea - report
Chelsea striker Armando Broja is set for talks with Chelsea as his manager Thomas Tuchel is against selling the 20-year-old, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Albanian international spent last season on loan at Southampton and has been the subject of heavy transfer interest this summer.
However, Romano has revealed the Chelsea managers stance on a Broja sale and that there are now talks scheduled between the club and the player and his representatives.
Romano said: “Chelsea, still not accepting any official bid for Armando Broja as of now.
“Tuchel insists in keeping the player, not happy with potential permanent transfer – after West Ham’s £30m proposal was rejected 10 days ago.
“More talks on Chelsea side will take place soon.”
Decision made soon?
It looks like a decision will be made soon on the future of Armando Broja, however, this report from Romano gives a huge indication of how the situation may end up.
The fact that Tuchel is so adamant to not sell the exciting forward may mean that the striker is unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge.
Also, with Romelu Lukaku already leaving the club and with Timo Werner rumoured to be pondering a Chelsea exit as well, a Broja transfer would leave Chelsea very light in that position.
So close to the start of the new season, the Blues will want to avoid entering the new campaign with holes in their squad, and losing a player like Broja at this stage of the window would be a costly blow.
The Chelsea youth graduate showed last season that given ample game time, he can deliver and can start to deliver on his enormous potential.
He is a Premier League striker desperately craving the minutes to show what he is capable of.
It looks like Tuchel is not only aware of his potential, but is willing to give him a chance next season and allow the Albanian to lead the line for him at times.
In other Chelsea news, the club are interested in Leicester defender, Wesley Fofana.