Nico Williams Chelsea
Chelsea Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are planning to get rid of their forward Armando Broja even if they do not find a new centre-forward as a replacement.

The Albanian international has started just six Premier League games this season, scoring a single goal and despite a centre-forward crisis, Armando Broja has failed to win Pochettino’s trust.

The Chelsea manager has openly admitted that he needs reinforcements for the second half of the season and while the Blues are actively searching for a new centre-forward, Broja’s future at the club does not depend on it.

Chelsea initially wanted to sell him off permanently this month but they know that’s not going to happen which is why they are now willing to loan him out for the remainder of the season – just as long as there is a £35m obligation to by clause sale in the summer.

Armando Broja spent one full season on loan with Southampton where he ended up scoring nine goals in 38 matches and while he will want to leave permanently a loan exit might be the most rational option for him right now.

West Ham United are said to be exploring the option of signing Broja and now that Aston Villa have rejected their bid for Jhon Durán, Moyes will most likely turn his focus to the Chelsea man.

Michail Antonio is out with an injury while Danny Ings’ signing has not been a success which is why the Hammers manager has been relying on Jarrod Bowen to lead the line this season. Bowen has done really well so far but signing a new centre-forward is the need of the hour for David Moyes and the manager can take the gamble with Armando Broja because the club’s still got money left from the Declan Rice sale.

Broja had that one spark when he was playing consistently with the Saints and if he can get continuous game time at West Ham United then there’s every chance the 22-year-old can reignite his career.