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Armando Broja closing in Chelsea exit as West Ham move looms

Armando Broja is set to join West Ham United from Chelsea on a permanent deal, according to the reliable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Romano also added that the Chelsea man is currently en route back to England from his side’s pre-season tour in the United States and has already agreed personal terms with West Ham ahead of a move.

Thomas Tuchel’s men and their London rivals are now in discussion over the final details of the deal which is expected to be worth around £30million in total.

Per The Athletic, Broja is keen to leave Chelsea in search of regular first-team action having been on loan at the Saint Mary’s Stadium last time out where he scored nine times across all competitions for Southampton.

That was his second consecutive season away from Stamford Bridge on a short-term basis as he bagged 11 goals for Eredivisie outfit Vitesse during the 2020/21 campaign.

Unsurprisingly, he is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs this summer including West Ham, Everton, Newcastle United and the aforementioned Southampton.

However, as things stand, West Ham are set to win the race for the Albanian who undeniably has a huge future ahead of him.

With Michail Antonio now in his thirties, the Hammers could certainly do with a long-term addition at the top end of the pitch and Broja would fit the bill perfectly.

His combination of strength, hold-up play and finishing prowess makes him such a lethal weapon in front of goal even at just 20 years of age.

Meanwhile, David Moyes’ men are also pursuing a move for Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca although it remains to be seen what impact Broja’s impending arrival would have on that potential transfer.

Having snapped up Nayef Aguerd from Stade Rennes earlier in the window, West Ham are looking to bolster their squad as much possible ahead of the start of the upcoming season.

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