Everton join West Ham and more in race for Chelsea youngster

Premier League outfit Everton have joined the growing list of suitors for Chelsea talent Armando Broja, according to reports.

Hitman Broja is of course fresh off an impressive stint in England's southeast, after linking up with Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton on a temporary basis last summer.

All told, despite something of a barren spell in front of goal over the latter months of the campaign, the highly-regarded Albanian racked up a respectable nine goals across all competitions, six of which came by way of the Premier League.

It is Broja's all-round exploits, though - the 20-year-old boasts a rare combination of size, athleticism and touch - which are understood to have seen interest in his services begin to mount ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

To this point, it is of course West Ham United who have been most widely tipped to launch an assault for Broja, desperate to add to their paper thin attacking ranks this summer.

Newly-minted Newcastle United, meanwhile, are too keeping a close eye on the situation.

And now, as alluded to above, yet another of the Premier League's clubs are understood to have positioned themselves firmly in the race for Broja's signature.

As per a report from The Athletic, Everton's board 'have made an approach' to their Chelsea counterparts, to assess the possibility of landing their up-and-coming attacker.

This comes with the Toffees on the lookout for much-needed reinforcements in the attacking third, on the back of Richarlison's big-money Tottenham switch.

Chelsea, for their part, though, have no intention of sanctioning Broja's sale until Thomas Tuchel has been afforded the opportunity to fully assess the Albanian's talents in pre-season training.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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