Reported West Ham United transfer target Armando Broja has just signed a huge new six-year deal with Chelsea.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Thomas Tuchel really wanted him to stay at Stamford Bridge and wants him to be part of the his Chelsea project for years to come.

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West Ham boss David Moyes wanted to bring the 20-year-old Chelsea striker to the London Stadium in the summer according to the likes of The Athletic.

At the time, Chelsea were allegedly prepared to sell the Albania international for around £40 million – a price that the Hammers were unwilling to pay.

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Moyes ended up signing Gianluca Scamacca instead, but The Athletic suggested that the Scot wanted Broja as well.

With Michail Antonio now 32, it would be no surprise to see the West Ham manager try to sign another centre-forward in January or next summer at the very least.

It seems as though Broja may well be off the menu now for the Hammers though…

West Ham target Armando Broja signs new deal with Chelsea

The 20-year-old is now tied up with the Blues until the summer of 2028.

The Albanian is hugely talented and is surely primed to take over from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a few years.

It’s such a shame that Moyes failed to bring Broja to West Ham in the summer.

He’d have been a truly unbelievable signing for the Hammers.

West Ham target Armando Broja has signed a new long-term deal with Chelsea
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He has been described as an ‘exceptional’ striker by The Athletic. Meanwhile, One Football label him as ‘lethal’. And Albania coach Sergio Porrini called him ‘devastating’.

Broja seems to be ideally suited to West Ham and considering the way in which he stretches the opposition with tireless runs into the channels, it’s easy to see why Moyes wants to sign him.

Don’t get me wrong, we’re delighted that Moyes brought Scamacca to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.

Had West Ham signed Armando Broja from Chelsea as well though, it would have been the icing on the cake.

It seems as though that won’t be happening in the foreseeable future now though.

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