Chelsea pocket £4m windfall after Armando Broja left out of the Fulham squad

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Chelsea have pocketed £4million after Armando Broja was left out of the Fulham squad for their 3-0 win over Tottenham.

Broja’s loan move to Fulham has not gone to plan since his switch from Chelsea on deadline day at the end of the January transfer window.

The striker has played just 48 minutes in four substitute appearances and looks unlikely to see much action during the run-in due to the blistering form of Rodrigo Muniz.

Broja was not even on the bench against Spurs and Fulham manager Marco Silva confirmed he was dropped from the squad due to “a technical decision, nothing more”.

Under the terms of Broja’s move to Craven Cottage, Fulham are required to pay Chelsea £4m if he does not start 10 matches for them.

Fulham now have just nine fixtures left this season, so that clause has been triggered.

Broja’s move to Fulham is quickly turning into a nightmare for the 22-year-old.

He had hoped to reignite his career after recovering from a serious knee injury at Chelsea, and wanted to prove his form and fitness ahead of Euro 2024 with Albania.

Chelsea, who plan to sell Broja this summer, had hoped the move would boost his transfer value.

But Broja is being kept out of the team by Muniz, who is arguably the in-form striker in the Premier League after seven goals in seven matches.

The Brazilian scored twice as Fulham stunned Spurs to dent their top-four hopes.