The Wolves are contemplating making a move for Armando Broja, whose fate will depend on whether or not Chelsea acquires a new striker this month.
If Mauricio Pochettino adds another forward, Broja will face a decision. His opportunities for consistent playing time may decrease if there is more competition for positions.
Chelsea is currently monitoring the progress of Victor Osimhen from Napoli, considering Evan Ferguson from Brighton as a future prospect, and has been associated with the possibility of signing Jhon Durán from Aston Villa. However, a potential transfer for Ivan Toney from Brentford seems unlikely and their interest in Viktor Gyökeres from Sporting has diminished.
It is uncertain if they will consider the Saudi Pro League and pursue Karim Benzema or Roberto Firmino as temporary solutions. Chelsea has struggled with efficiency and Pochettino is limited in his offensive choices due to Christopher Nkunku’s hip injury, while Nicolas Jackson is playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations.
Broja started as the frontman in Chelsea’s victory against Fulham in their previous match, but had a disappointing performance and was replaced in the 66th minute. Since his return from a major knee injury this season, he has struggled to find his rhythm. Though he scored the first goal in Chelsea’s win against Preston in the FA Cup earlier this month, he was a substitute in their 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final last week.
Multiple clubs have taken notice of the situation. West Ham has expressed interest in Broja for some time now, as his contract is set to expire in 2028. Wolves have also included him in their list of potential signings. Wolves manager Gary O’Neil is looking to add a striker to the team and has considered a loan deal for West Ham’s Danny Ings. Despite only scoring two goals in 17 games this season, Broja has shown promise during his loan period at Southampton in the 2021-22 season.
Wolves are currently considering their interest in Broja, but it is not expected that they will be able to make a permanent deal at this time. They would prefer a loan agreement with the option to buy in the future. Other teams are also keeping an eye on Broja, with Napoli and Milan showing interest in the past.
Broja is a product of Chelsea’s youth development program. If he is sold, it would improve their financial standing in accordance with fair play regulations. Any funds acquired from the sale of youth players are considered pure profit in terms of FFP.