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Report: West Ham about to make their move to sign 'really exciting' player ahead of Leeds

West Ham United are set to make a £30 million bid for striker Armando Broja amid interest from Leeds United.

The i Paper claim that the Hammers are about to make their move for the Chelsea hitman who impressed on loan at Southampton last term.

It has been reported that West Ham do not yet know how much the Blues value Broja at, because the Stamford Bridge takeover has slowed the process.

But Broja is apparently West Ham’s top target as they embark on yet another transfer window in search of cover and competition for Michail Antonio.

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West Ham to bid for Broja

The report says that Newcastle United and Leeds are both keen on the Albania international as they look to bolster their frontline.

Newcastle’s interest has been reported since last month, but they have been trying to get Hugo Ekitike as their priority striker target.

That said, the move for the French talent seems to be slowing down and it is understandable that they would move onto other targets.

Leeds’ interest in Broja – which dates back to the January window – also makes sense given the extent to which Patrick Bamford’s injury issues threatened to derail their season last time around.

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In February, Gary Neville said Broja is a ‘really, really exciting’ talent, on Sky Sports Premier League, and he needs to be playing regular football to realise his potential.

West Ham can offer European football, while the project at Newcastle is exciting as they look to push up the division.

Leeds will also look for a better campaign next time around and it remains to be seen whether they would match the £30 million West Ham are readying.

Both the Hammers and the Whites really need alternatives to their main strikers, and it will be interesting to see if the bid coming from east London ignites the race.

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