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Chelsea set transfer conditions after European giants’ Euro 2024 striker scouting mission

Chelsea set transfer conditions after European giants' Euro 2024 striker scouting mission

Armando Broja of Albania looks on during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match vs Italy

Armando Broja, a striker for Chelsea, is expected to leave the team this summer. On Saturday night, AC Milan sent a scout to Dortmund to witness the Albanian attacker compete against Italy at the European Championships.

On Saturday night, AC Milan sent a scout to Dortmund to observe Armando Broja, an Albanian transfer target, in person.

The 22-year-old Chelsea forward is wanted by the Italian powerhouses, but they are cautious to pursue a long-term contract because Enzo Maresca’s team is willing to pay up to £35 million for him.

After a quiet evening at Signal Iduna Park, Broja—who made very few appearances towards the end of the season during an unimpressive loan stay at Fulham—was replaced on minute 77 of his country’s 2-1 loss to Italy.

As they get ready to finalise their summer transfer plan and continue to negotiate for Bologna center-forward Joshua Zirkzee, Milan is keeping a closer eye on the attacker.

After Olivier Giroud moved to LAFC, Zirkzee is still San Siro’s top choice; however, negotiations are becoming more difficult due to agent fees, and Broja is thought to be a viable backup.

Importantly, Chelsea has secured a £4 million price from Fulham for the attacker, but they are unwilling to consent to any more loans.

Rather, they will advocate for a long-term deal, and they want to make money because Broja is highly valued by several Premier League and European teams.

Although Everton and Wolves are also among his pursuers, Milan has had its eye on him for a number of years. Monaco is rumoured to have fallen behind in the competition for his services.

Chelsea set transfer conditions after European giants' Euro 2024 striker scouting mission

Armando Broja endured a tough time on loan at Fulham from Chelsea ( Image: Jed Leicester/REX/Shutterstock)

Since Roja is a graduate of the Cobham Academy and Chelsea is trying to raise money before they turn in their financial records on June 30, selling him will indicate a 100% profit against the club’s financial records.

Before Euro 2024, Broja expressed his intention to create an impression and disprove his doubters in light of previous criticism in an interview with The Athletic.

“Overcoming all that is the real pleasure in football,” he stated. All of this negativity will serve as fuel for me to disprove everyone. I’ve had to do that my entire life, and this European Championship gives me the chance to prove to myself that I’m healed from my injury and that I can perform against some of the world’s finest teams, defenders, and players.

“I simply want to demonstrate to everyone—my nation, my family, myself, those who have supported and doubted me—that I am capable of living up to my potential and developing into the player I know I can be.”

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