Napoli are ‘interested in signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja’ amid interest from West Ham, Everton and Newcastle following his impressive loan spell at Southampton, as they pushed for the Albanian to be a part of the Kalidou Koulibaly deal
- Napoli are reportedly interested in a deal for Chelsea youngster Armando Broja
- The Serie A outfit were keen for Broja to be part of the Kalidou Koulibaly transfer
- West Ham, Everton and Newcastle are all also interested in the Albanian forward
Napoli are reportedly interested in Chelsea striker Armando Broja, as they pushed for the youngster to be part of the deal for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The 21-year-old is a man in demand with West Ham, Everton and Newcastle all interested in signing him following his impressive loan spell at Southampton last season.
Broja’s suitors have made their interest in signing him clear and discussions have been held between the Albanian frontman’s camp and new co-owner Todd Boehly.
Napoli have reportedly contacted Chelsea about striker Armando Broja (pictured)
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is, however, keen to run the rule over Broja in pre-season before a call is made on what is best for the club and young striker.
Despite that, speculation continues, with it now being reported that Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is a big fan of Broja and spoke to Chelsea about his status during the negotiations for the £34million (€40m) sale of Koulibaly, according to According to Il Mattino newspaper via Football Italia.
The same reports suggests that the Serie A outfit are now looking a potential loan move for Broja after not being able to get him included in the Koulibaly deal.
Napoli spoke to Chelsea about his status during negotiations for £34m Kalidou Koulibaly deal
After the departure of Romelu Lukaku on loan to Inter Milan, the Blues have signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, but with their other forward options being Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic, Tuchel does not have a recognised centre-forward at his disposal.
He may want to keep Broja around as a different option in attack, with a long season, competing on four fronts, to come.
The Albanian international has made just one first-team appearance for Chelsea but is currently contracted to the club until 2026 having signed a new long-term deal last summer before heading out on loan to St Mary’s.
The Albanian international Broja is currently away with the Blues on their pre-season USA tour
Broja scored six goals in the Premier League for the Saints and was a star performer in a side that narrowly managed to steer away from relegation.
He is currently away with the Blues on their pre-season tour in USA, as part of the training camp in LA this week.
The Blues will then head to Las Vegas for their first friendly against Club America on Saturday.
They then face Charlotte FC on Wednesday and then Arsenal in Florida on Saturday July 23.