West Ham United have pulled out of a deal to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea, for the time being at least.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano who claims that the Hammers are very close to sealing a deal for Gianluca Scamacca and as a result, have parked their interest in Broja.

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The Chelsea hitman was believed to be the number one transfer target for West Ham manager David Moyes.

However, the Scot is now pursuing a move to sign Scamacca instead according to Romano.

Whatever happens, Moyes just needs to get a world-class striker through the door at the London Stadium before the start of the new season.

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Armando Broja
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Michail Antonio desperately needs some real competition and an upgrade on the 32-year-old will be a necessity if the Hammers are to make some real progress from this season onwards.

And it looks like that could be about to happen.

It seems as though Moyes is close to signing Scamacca and as a result, the Scot won’t be pursuing a deal for Armando Broja for the time being…

Fabrizio Romano provides Armando Broja update

West Ham apparently made a £30 million offer for the 20-year-old Chelsea striker according to The Guardian.

The Blues were said to be demanding a lot more money for the Albania international though.

And now, the Hammers are set to pursue a move for Scamacca rather than Broja as a result:

We think that Broja would have been a brilliant signing for West Ham but the addition of Scamacca will be just as exciting.

The 23-year-old is an absolute unit. He stands at 6ft 5in tall but don’t let that fool you, he’s so much more than a bog-standard target man.

Sempre Inter recently described the towering striker as an ‘unbelievable’ player.

He would certainly provide stiff competition for Michail Antonio at the London Stadium.

Southampton Training Session
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Scamacca possesses exceptional technique and has one of the most ferocious shots in the game at his disposal.

The 23-year-old bagged 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo this season (Transfermarkt). He really is a very good all-round striker.

The Italian should suit our playing style perfectly.

Whilst Fabrizio Romano claiming that a deal for West Ham to sign Armando Broja is now off is undoubtedly disappointing, the Scamacca news makes it easier to take.

Read other West Ham news:

Report claims £17 million West Ham ace wants to leave, agreement for sale in place

29-year-old striker says West Ham have just submitted a bid for him

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