West Ham join race to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja following successful loan spell at Southampton last season… with Newcastle and Everton also interested in Albanian
- Armando Broja scored nine goals for Southampton on loan last season
- West Ham have joined the list of clubs interested in 20-year-old Albania star
- David Moyes wants to strengthen forward options ahead of the new campaign
- Broja has played just once for Chelsea’s first team but has a contract until 2026
West Ham have posted their interest in signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
The Albania forward also has interest from Newcastle, Everton, Napoli and Inter Milan, who are trying to take Romelu Lukaku back on loan first.
Now the Hammers have joined them in a bid to reinforce their attacking options ahead of what promises to be another gruelling campaign following their qualification for the Europa Conference League.
West Ham have posted their interest in signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja
David Moyes wants to strengthen his attack ahead of another potentially gruelling campaign
Broja, 20, scored nine goals in 38 games across all competitions for Southampton during his loan spell on the south coast from the Stamford Bridge outfit last season.
He has made just one first-team appearance for Chelsea but is currently contracted to the club until 2026 having signed a new long-term deal last summer before heading out on loan to St Mary’s.
And speaking last month, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Broja – who has scored three goals in 12 games for his country – will head back to Stamford Bridge to take part in pre-season.
The Albania forward also has interest from Premier League rivals Newcastle and Everton
Tuchel said: ‘First of all, they will come back because they are our players. When we give them on loan, we do this for them but also for us to have better, more experienced players back.
‘They are our players and I want to have them in pre-season and then we decide what’s going on.’
It is not clear how much Broja would cost were he to move on in the transfer window, although reports have handed him a £25million price tag.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel will head back to Stamford Bridge to take part in pre-season
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