By Daniel Feliciano

21st Nov, 2023 | 5:10pm

West Ham United want to sign Armando Broja in January, Chelsea want £30m

West Ham United will have to pay £30m to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea in January as they look to bolster their attack, according to TEAMtalk.

Writing on their website (21 November), the news outlet report that the Albania international has emerged as a target once again with the Hammers willing to talk to Chelsea about doing a deal.

But the Blues would want to bring in £30m for the 22-year-old in January, meaning David Moyes would have a big decision to make with his budget.

“West Ham United could move for Chelsea’s Armando Broja in January to ease their attacking woes, TEAMtalk has learned,” they wrote.

“Sources state that West Ham have been keen on his signature previously and would be willing to sound out a potential deal for the striker.

“Chelsea would be keen to bring in £30million in the winter window for the 22-year-old if a sale is sanctioned.”

Long-term target

Broja is someone that the club and Moyes were extremely interested in signing during the summer of 2022, before he suffered a long-term knee injury in pre-season.

The club then instantly moved to sign Gianluca Scamacca instead, and while that looked like great business at the time we now obviously know it didn’t work well and he has since been moved on after just one season.

Broja has recovered well from his knee injury but finds himself behind Nicolas Jackson in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, while Christopher Nkunku is set to return from injury and the club are said to be seriously interested in Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen too.

That would leave him with very few opportunities for regular game time, and with the striker situation at West Ham as it is he would get playing time here.

It could be shrewd business to get him in January, but it won’t be an easy deal to complete.

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