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Chelsea open to offers for £50m striker as Enzo Maresca looks for settled squad

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Chelsea are open to offers for striker Armando Broja ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who is contracted at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2028, is the subject of interest from England and abroad ahead of the window's opening. Broja spent the second half of the 2023/24 season on loan at west London neighbours Fulham but was unable to establish a first-team spot under manager Marco Silva.

The Albanian striker, who will represent his country at the Euros that start later this week, was unable to cement a spot in the team under Mauricio Pochettino. Nicolas Jackson was instead preferred to Broja and with the chance of another striker moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, it spells bad news for the Cobham graduate.

Everton are one of the clubs that have been linked with a move for the striker, although football.london understands reports saying a move for Broja to Goodison Park is almost complete are wide of the mark. The Toffees are still looking to sort their ownership issues out before focusing on transfer business this summer.

However, the Merseyside club were one of the several sides keeping a close eye on Broja in the January transfer window. Back then, Chelsea were determined to sell the Albania international - where they asked for £50million. Clubs, though, were put off by the Blues' asking price and Broja ended up moving to Fulham on a loan deal instead.

Broja himself admitted he could look to leave Chelsea should the right opportunity arise this summer. In an interview with The Athletic, Broja 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.

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"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. But right now, all my focus is on doing my best for Albania at the Euros.

"I am as excited as any Albanian in the world. I cannot wait."

After failing to lure any club to spend £50million on Broja in January, Chelsea are likely to lower their asking price this summer. But there is a chance, if Broja can have a successful Euros campaign, they could get a bit more for their academy product.