Chelsea have commenced talks with their 20-year-old Albanian striker Armando Broja over the possibility of a new contract.
What’s the word?
That is according to The Athletic, who claim that the striker has attracted the interest of West Ham and Everton.
It is said that Chelsea would like Broja to sign a new contract, with talks to improve his existing one are taking place.
The Albanian is a product of Cobham and spent last season on loan at Southampton.
Best business of the summer
With Todd Boehly’s future stars strategy featuring heavily this window, a contract extension for youth prospect Broja could be one of the best pieces of business conducted at the club this summer.
Having spent last season on loan at Southampton, the Albanian showed glimpses of his potential and managed to bag six goals along the way.
Making 32 appearances for the Saints, he was a mainstay for Ralph Hasenhuttl, so it is no wonder as to why the Saints have been looking to bring him back.
Now that Boehly has showed commitment to youth players, his plan is seemingly coming to fruition, with new prospects in Carney Chukwuemeka, Omari Hutchinson and Cesare Casadei all joining the club with a view to continuing their development and becoming fully fledged first-team players within the next 2-3 seasons.
There appears to be a clear plan at Chelsea, and judging by the latest reports, Broja might just play a big part for the club in years to come.