Chelsea braced for record £25m Armando Broja transfer bid from Southampton after 20-year-old striker impresses on loan

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Chelsea braced for record £25m Armando Broja transfer bid from Southampton after 20-year-old striker impresses on loan

SOUTHAMPTON are willing to break their transfer record to sign Chelsea star Armando Broja, according to reports. The striker, 20, has impressed

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SOUTHAMPTON are willing to break their transfer record to sign Chelsea star Armando Broja, according to reports.

The striker, 20, has impressed at St. Mary’s this season on loan, scoring seven goals.

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Southampton want to make Armando Broja’s move permanent for £25million[/caption]

So the Saints are keen to make his loan move permanent with Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku ahead of him in the Chelsea pecking order.

And Southampton are willing to spend £25million to land Broja, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

That would be a club-record fee for Southampton as it is a few million more than they spent on current record signing Danny Ings.

Broja was brought in as Ings’ replacement along with Adam Armstrong but it is the Chelsea loanee who has been most efficient in front of goal.

Southampton may struggle to sign him on a permanent basis though given Thomas Tuchel sees a future for Broja at Stamford Bridge.

He said last week: “He’s our player and he’s doing good, but at the same time it’s only half a season, so he needs to continue to improve and to make his statement at Southampton.”


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Broja has performed well for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side but he could find it difficult to break into Chelsea’s team.

Record signing Lukaku is unlikely to be dropped for the youngster with Tuchel also opting for Kai Havertz in a false nine role when the Belgian is unavailable.

But Tuchel has given game time to a number of youngsters this season, including Trevoh Chalobah who spent a few years out on loan before breaking into the first-team.

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