No go on Broja as Everton deny move for striker is close

The Toffees have recently been strongly linked with a move for the Albania international who was on loan last season at Fulham.
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Everton were interested in the Chelsea player in 2022 but the Blues did not in the end try to secure a deal for him at that time.

The forward went on loan at the Cottagers last season but his move was not a success as he only made a few appearances and did not score any goals for them.

Recently the Toffees were again linked with a summer deal for Broja but are denying any deal for the 22-year-old striker is near.

I wrote when this story broke again that I didn't believe any deal for the player was a good idea, quite apart from whether it was even feasible given Everton's situation financially and the continuing uncertainly about the ownership of the club.

Alongside Broja the Blues are also allegedly tracking Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi who is available on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

Everton have denied that either of these deals are anywhere near to being done while the wait for a new owner goes on.

On that issue there are other names being mentioned as possibly interested in taking control of the club with the latest individual named as Vatche Manoukian.

The London-based businessman who's family is originally from Lebanon, has supposedly launched a £400 million all-equity takeover bid.

Manoukian is the latest person linked with a move to take control of the Toffees now that 777 Partners attempted takeover failed to be completed before the end of May deadline.

As all this goes on, Everton supporters wait and wait for a resolution to this issue and some degree of certainty about what the future holds.

It certainly does seem as though there will be no new signings (unless they are free agents) until either a new owner has made a concrete move to buy the club and/or an existing player or two have been sold.