Thomas Tuchel Fighting to Keep Sought-After Prospect at Chelsea

According to a new report from Fabrizio Romano, West Ham United’s chance for Armando Broja is hitting a speed bump in the form of German boss Thomas Tuchel. While the clubs have been negotiating a transfer, the manager is now fighting to keep the youngster in the squad.

Romano’s report states that Tuchel is a “big fan” of the player but The Irons are still pushing for a deal, although their London rivals are only interested in letting the striker leave on a permanent move.

Thomas Tuchel Fights to Keep Armando Broja

A Twist

Just days ago it appeared that the two clubs were approaching an agreement to send the 20-year-old across London to David Moyes’ side. Moyes’ side have held a lot of interest in the forward after his impressive loan spell with Southampton last season that saw him bag nine goals in all competitions.

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Based on this newest report it would seem that the deal is going to take some more time to be completed if it gets done at all.

Necessary Exit

Despite Tuchel’s interest in Broja, it may be a necessary exit. Chelsea’s new owners are currently in the midst of a squad rebuild and an attempt to slash the club’s wage bill. With up to six signings and £200 million promised to the German boss, some players will need to exit the side to finance other deals.

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The Albanian academy graduate might be out the door to help the club negotiate new and improved deals for other young stars like Mason Mount and Reece James or they may put some of the reported £30 million fee towards their chase of new centre-backs.

No doubt this will be one to pay attention to as a summer of change continues for the West London club.