Journalist Ben Jacobs updates GIVEMESPORT on the latest on a possible deal at Molineux, indicating that Wolverhampton Wanderers are “more active” than West Ham United in the competition to recruit Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
Although he has had a great start to his time in the dugout with the Black Country team, Wolves head coach Gary O’Neil will feel short on choices for centre forwards.
Despite early forecasts of a relegation struggle in the West Midlands, Wanderers is comfortably positioned in mid-table as the 2023–24 Premier League season approaches its midway point. Since returning to Chelsea’s starting lineup earlier in the season after a lengthy injury, Broja has found it difficult to hold down a spot in the starting lineup.
Wolves joins a Premier League team interested in Broja
The Athletic reports that Chelsea is prepared to let go of Broja permanently and that his exit is not contingent on Christopher Nkunku’s ability to recover from an injury. Although injured, the France international is not anticipated to be out of commission for an extended period of time, so any agreement to sell Broja might still proceed.
According to reports, West Ham United, Fulham, and Wolves are all interested in signing Broja. All three teams are reportedly searching for a different No. 9 option for this season. After recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, the Albanian international made his comeback earlier this season, playing in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in September 2023.
Several Premier League teams have expressed interest in Broja in recent years after he scored nine goals in 38 games while on loan at Southampton in 2021–2022. Nonetheless, at Stamford Bridge this season, the gifted player from Slough has filled in for Senegal international Nicolas Jackson. He could try to move somewhere else to acquire consistent minutes.
Matt Law of The Telegraph has learned that Chelsea values Broja at £50 million, but they have hinted that this figure may decrease. Broja “may leave Chelsea on loan” this month, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, who spoke with GIVEMESPORT on January 18. This is especially likely if the Blues acquire a new striker.