Chelsea in talks over Premier League loan for Armando Broja after agreeing Romelu Lukaku deal

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Chelsea are in advanced talks with Southampton over a season-long loan move for young striker Armando Broja, football.london understands.

The 19-year-old spent the early weeks of pre-season working with the makeshift first-team group under Thomas Tuchel and was on the scoresheet in friendlies against Peterborough and Bournemouth. Broja also struck during the intra-squad friendly that was held in Ireland.

However, once Timo Werner and Kai Havertz returned from their respective breaks, Broja dropped out of the first-team picture. He didn’t feature in either of the Mind Series games against Arsenal and Tottenham but did play for the Development Squad in a pre-season friendly against Woking.

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Tuchel now has his full attacking options available to him and Chelsea are also set to complete the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter in the coming days.

As a result, Chelsea have decided the next step for Broja is to head out on loan and, despite interest from clubs in Europe, a move to St Mary’s is now the most likely option.

Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for the past two days and while nothing has yet been finalised, a deal is expected to be struck.

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More to follow…

Source by Football London

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