By Andrew Maddox

16th Jul, 2022 | 12:30pm

West Ham United target Armando Broja could ask to leave Chelsea this summer

West Ham United target Armando Broja could ask to leave Chelsea if The Blues fail to promise him regular football, according to The Guardian.

David Moyes chased Broja all summer and finally submitted an initial £25million offer for the Albanian striker on Friday night (15 July).

The Guardian reported that Everton, Newcastle United and Napoli are all chasing the frontman, also adding that he could ask to leave Chelsea in search of regular football.

Thomas Tuchel seemed adamant that Chelsea would be keeping Broja on Saturday morning (16 July), telling Football London that they have “no interest” in selling the Albanian.

Broja enjoyed a breakthrough campaign on loan at Southampton last season, scoring six goals as The Saints finished 15th in the Premier League.

Might need to happen

West Ham, or anyone who wants him for that matter, might well need Broja to push for the exit door if Chelsea dig their heels in and refuse to sell up.

The Blues are short of strikers after Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan, leaving them with Timo Werner as their only recognised striker.

Kai Havertz has also deputised at striker for Chelsea when needed, but it quickly became obvious that he was not suited for the role.

This makes Broja the ideal candidate to come in and boost their striker ranks, leaving West Ham without their man.

There is a ready-made backup in the form of Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca, with 90min reporting on Friday (15 July) that West Ham had already agreed a deal in principle for the Italian striker.

With that deal in mind, West Ham’s bid for Broja might be a final ‘take it or leave it’ offer before they fully commit to signing Scamacca.

It seems to be a very complicated situation with several clubs chasing his signature, but he may have to kick up a fuss to force his way out of Stamford Bridge.