Report: Everton trying to work out if they can sign 'sensational' striker, move could happen late in window
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Report: Everton trying to work out if they can sign 'sensational' striker, move could happen late in window

Everton are still trying to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja, and the move could happen late in the window, according to The Athletic.

The report suggests that Chelsea haven’t made a decision on Broja’s future yet, with Everton keen to bring the Albanian in on loan due to budget constraints.

The ‘sensational’ Broja has been a player in demand this summer, with Newcastle United and West Ham both linked with the forward.

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Tuchel has already spoken about Broja this pre-season, saying: “Armando [Broja] is our player first of all and we have, at the moment, no interest in selling him.”

The Albanian international joined up Chelsea’s first team on their pre-season tour in the USA, but flew home earlier after picking up an injury amid intense speculation surrounding his future.

Everton still trying to sign Chelsea striker

Tuchel hasn’t had much luck with centre forwards since joining Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both struggling to perform at the required level for the German manager.

This should represent an opportunity for Broja to make his make at Stamford Bridge, but Tuchel now seems keen to play without a traditional striker, with Kai Havertz and new signing Raheem Sterling likely to play through the middle.

However, Tuchel may hold onto Broja for as long as possible before the window closes to see if he’s going to need the Albanian to be an attacking option for Chelsea.

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Everton have only brought in three players this summer, and have yet to replace Brazilian forward Richarlison, who was the club’s top scorer last season.

This presents Broja with a fantastic opportunity to link up with the manager who gave him his Premier League debut, Frank Lampard.

Broja impressed during his loan spell at Southampton last season, and although he only scored six league goals, Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl regularly preferred the 20-year-old over Che Adams and Adam Armstrong.

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