After Chelsea’s preseason tour of the United States, Armando Broja, a striker for the club, has reportedly returned to England, according to reports from Adam Newson and Fabrizio Romano.
For Broja, the Hammers reportedly offered Chelsea £30 million, which includes a £25 million down payment and a further £5 million in bonuses.
However, Broja seemed to desire to leave the squad permanently, although Chelsea was just interested in a loan arrangement.
“Armando Broja will shortly make clear his plans for the future. Broja and West Ham are quite close to coming to a personal deal, and negotiations with Chelsea are still underway.
“Many teams are interested, including Chelsea. According to Adam Newson, Broja is returning to England.
Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Chelsea, had disruled a permanent sale and had instructed Broja to impress in preseason. That might not be the case any more, though.
Tuchel told reporters of Broja: “Armando is our player first and foremost and we have no interest in selling him at this time.
After being on loan in Southampton, he is hoping to make a mark here.
As far as we can see from the front, it is his predicament. It’s beneficial if there is attention since it demonstrates talent and promise. It demonstrates to us that he is in a position to make an impression and join Chelsea.
“When will he sign with Chelsea? Nobody is certain, but ideally as soon as possible.
Broja and the Hammers have now reached a personal agreement, and Chelsea must now approve a deal, according to a recent update from Romano.
West Ham are now close to signing Armando Broja. Talks progressing with Chelsea, West Ham insist for permanent deal after official offer submitted but it’s up to Chelsea 🚨🇦🇱 #WHUFC
Broja has agreed personal terms with West Ham – all parties are getting closer. pic.twitter.com/g1aHKSvEkU
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2022