“Striker’s Destiny Hangs in Balance: £15m Valuation Gap Won’t Halt Thrilling Loan-to-Buy Negotiations”
Armando Broja’s future at Chelsea has never been in more doubt after a report from Nizaar Kinsella today reinforced the club’s desire to sell him.
He names Fulham and Wolves as being “in talks” with Chelsea, who want an ambitious £50m. Those two clubs hope to agree a fee below £35m. Normally we would say a difference of that size would kill a deal, but instead we can imagine our demands coming down quite rapidly.
Kinsella explains that whatever price is agreed, it will likely be an initial loan with a permanent transfer in the summer triggered by certain clauses. That goes some way to bridging such a large gap in valuation.
West Ham are also named, with claims they had a £33m offer rejected in the summer.
Clearly the fact that Nicolas Jackson will soon be back from AFCON, and that Christopher Nkunku is in full training, is convincing those in charge that they can soon dispense with Broja.