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Chelsea striker Armando Broja is planning to leave the club in the summer and according to TEAMtalk, several clubs are interested in signing him.

Broja has been with the Chelsea youth system since 2009 but he has not been able to break into the first-team. This season, he played in only 12 Premier League games because he missed a major part of the season due to injuries.

Pochettino has taken charge of Chelsea and he does not see Armando Broja in his long-term plans which is why the new boss is ready to get rid of him. Initially, there were plans to send him out on loan but the striker wants to secure a permanent move with as many as four clubs interested in signing him.

West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Brentford are all interested in signing the 21-year-old whose current market value is €28 million and his contract with Chelsea expires in 2028.

Which club will be the most beneficial with Armando Broja?

Broja has hardly played for the Chelsea first-team which means there is no way an interested club will be willing to pay €35-40 million for the striker.

€20-25 million is going to be a much more realistic figure for someone who has scored only one goal for the Blues senior team and on paper, he will be the ideal fit for David Moyes’ West Ham United.

Burnley were brilliant in the Championship last season but it’s hard to predict how they will perform in the top tier this time around. Palace and Brentford did finish above the Hammers this season in the EPL but West Ham United managed to win the Conference League which is a sensational achievement.

Broja is a proper physical presence inside the box so he can be the ideal replacement for the 33-year-old Michail Antonio. This season Antonio and Ings were the two centre-forwards for West Ham but it was Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma were the Hammers’ top scorers with six goals apiece.

The Chelsea misfit is not the most prolific goalscorer but he can be a proper bully which is ideal for a team like West Ham United. The Hammers under Moyes like to use the long-ball tactics where the striker holds up the play allowing the other attackers to run beyond him and someone like Broja can be the perfect fit for this kind of system.

Palace were doing really well under Vieira but this season, the Eagles has been on a downward slide. Now, they are under the guidance of Roy Hodgson and a youngster like Armando Broja would prefer joining for the Hammers rather than playing for Hodgson.