Atletico Madrid have entered the chase for Chelsea prospect Armando Broja, who has heavy interest from AC Milan.
According to Calciomercato, Atletico Madrid are keen to join the hunt for Armando Broja. AC Milan are also chasing the Chelsea prospect. And a decision on his future could be made in the January window.
Armando Broja had a fantastic season on loan at Southampton and returned to Chelsea for pre-season. Thomas Tuchel was unsure about the Chelsea prospect’s ability to slot into the team for the season, and he pondered selling him.
West Ham United came close to signing him from the Blues, but a late decision saw Todd Boehly deciding to keep him on board. Since then, Broja has signed a new six-year deal at the club, which may have secured his long-term Chelsea future.
His situation on the field seems unchanged as the Chelsea prospect struggles for game time. The Albanian international’s non-selection has been consistent under both managers, as Graham Potter is yet to trust his abilities.
As his situation continues to harbour doubts about the striker’s immediate future, there are teams closely monitoring the situation.
AC Milan were linked with a €35 million move recently and are now joined by La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the hunt. Diego Simeone wants to freshen up his attacking options and could see the 21-year-old as a viable solution. The La Liga heavyweights have endured a difficult start to their campaign on all fronts and may seek reinforcements in January.
There are rumours of an impending exit for expensive Portuguese acquisition Joao Felix in the upcoming windows. If they manage to recoup a significant sum from the attacker’s sale, Simeone could look to re-invest some money into a replacement.
Atletico Madrid are also linked with Leandro Trossard, who remains on Chelsea’s radar before the January transfer window. Simeone would certainly like to invest in a younger star, as the Chelsea prospect could be the ideal solution.
The big hurdle would be Chelsea’s willingness to let Broja leave. It is hard to see them sell the player so soon after extending his contract. A sale could yet be a possibility if teams like Atletico and Milan cough up big money for the striker.