Big blow for Everton in the chase of €35 million attacker as Fabrizio Romano delivers update

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Links of Armando Broja to Everton have almost quadrupled ever since the departure of Richarlison. Every day there’s a new update on the future of the Chelsea academy graduate. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has now provided the latest update on Broja’s situation.

Richarlison joined Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £60 million and the Toffees will use some part of those funds to bring in a replacement. Broja has been touted as a player that Frank Lampard would like to bring in to fill the void left by the Brazilian. However, the Toffees face immense competition for the Albanian star.

West Ham United are clearly determined to sign the 20 year old this summer and have submitted an offer to Chelsea. The Hammers are also in talks with Saussolo for Gianluca Scamacca. On the other hand, Napoli are keen on the Cobham academy graduate too. Chelsea and Napoli recently negotiated the transfer of Kalidou Koulibaly and the name of Broja was also discussed.

It is still unclear whether the Blues of London will sanction the sale or not. Broja jetted to the USA to join the team for their pre-season tour. New owner Todd Boehly and manager Thomas Tuchel have had several meetings and conversations to discuss the future of Broja and whether they should sell players to fund new transfers.

Big blow for Everton in Armando Broja chase

Everton and other interested parties may have been dealt with a temporary blow in the race to sign the forward as Thomas Tuchel has spoken about Broja’s situation. Romano’s news could be bad news for the Toffees. Romano tweeted about Tuchel’s comments, with the German manager stating that Chelsea have no interest in selling him as of now. The Hammers have submitted a bid in the region of €35 million and now the ball is in Chelsea’s court.

The Toffees on the other hand have just registered interest and if they want to lure Chelsea into making a sale, they will have to submit an impressive proposal. The money from the Richarlison sale will be reinvested in making signings as Toffees navigate through a delicate financial situation but more sales will need to be made if the club wants a big war chest in the transfer window.

Broja at 20 is young and still has ample time on his side to develop into a fine striker. Lampard gave him his Chelsea debut and has a reputation for developing young players. At Everton, the Albania international will have an environment conducive to growth.

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