Chelsea handed massive transfer boost amid Alexander Isak talks

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak
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Earlier today (Wednesday), reports emerged that Chelsea have held talks with Newcastle United over the possibility of signing striker Alexander Isak.

The Mail ran with the story and clam the Blues are considering making a blockbuster move for the Sweden international. Any move, as per the report, would surpass Chelsea's transfer for Moises Caicedo that cost £115million from Brighton last summer and is the British record.

Such a figure, though, would not come easy for Chelsea - particularly with how strict the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) are nowadays. The club would have to sell some players in order to sanction a move for Isak.

One man they are looking to sell this summer is Armando Broja. understands the Blues will aim to offload the 22-year-old on a permanent basis during this window and the club value him at around £35million.

Broja will be given a bit of time to relax now following Albania's group stage exit from Euro 2024. The Albanians finished rock-bottom of Group B with just one point recorded in games against Spain, Italy and Croatia.

The Chelsea striker, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham, had a disappointing tournament on a personal level, too. Broja started the first match against Italy, where Albania ended up losing 2-1, but was taken off on 77 minutes.

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Broja was then dropped to the bench for his country's next game and did not get onto the pitch against Croatia. He remained on the bench for the final group match versus Spain but did come on for a half-hour-stint in the second-half but could not help his country on the score sheet in a 1-0 defeat.

Chelsea would have hoped Broja showed his ability on the biggest stage in order to make his sale a bit easier this summer. The club have dramatically lowered their £50million asking price from the January transfer window but could struggle to sell him for £35million given his lack of game time at club and international level recently.

There are, though, a number of interested parties. Several Premier League clubs have expressed their interest, while AS Monaco have been in contact with Broja and his representatives already this summer, understands.

With Albania now out of the Euros, it represents a big chance for Chelsea to get some important business done as soon as possible. If they are really going to spend over £100million yet again, then the west London club need to raise some funds to meet the PSR guidelines.

Broja, in an interview with with The Athletic recently, admitted his future could well be away from Stamford Bridge. He said: "Nothing has been decided yet, but if I need to go somewhere else to get back in my groove, then of course I would want to do that.

"As a player, there is no better feeling than being on the pitch and knowing you have a club and a team who defends you; a club who allow you to make mistakes because they know you will become something."