Chelsea star makes desperate Real Madrid and AC Milan transfer plea as three offers 'confirmed'

Co Owner and Chairman Todd Boehly and Co Owner Behdad Eghbali of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on February 2, 2023
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Armando Broja has provided an update on his future at Chelsea, revealing that he has offers from clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A. The 22-year-old striker has been heavily linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge recently as the Blues look to raise funds.

Last season, Broja struggled to force himself into Mauricio Pochettino's starting lineup, so he was shipped out on loan to Fulham. Even at Craven Cottage, the Albania international couldn't become a regular, playing just 81 minutes in eight games.

"It’s been difficult for him and it’s been difficult for me as well," said Marco Silva in April. "I was the main one responsible for him being at this football club. I pushed really hard for him to be here. I have to say that, last summer, I tried to sign him when we sold Mitrovic.

"He’s a player I really appreciate; he has all the abilities to play at the highest level," added the Cottagers boss. "It’s been tougher for Armando, with all his ambition to play. When you go for a loan in the last days of the market, you expect the player to come and have an impact. But when you have a striker scoring goals the way he [Muniz] has been scoring, it is not giving chances for the others."

Despite his sparse game time in recent years, Broja continues to be linked with moves to some big clubs, like AC Milan. In an interview with RTV Klan, as quoted by Italian publication Calciomercato, following Albania's exit from Euro 2024, the striker was quizzed on his future at Chelsea.

Broja admitted he was a big fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has been flatted by the links to the San Siro. He said: "I would tell him (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan senior advisor) first of all that I am a big fan of his; I have always liked him as a player.

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"Milan is a great club, second only to Real Madrid in history. I would tell him that I have to speak to my agent and family, then I will let him know. It’s true, I have offers from these three championships (Serie A, Bundesliga, Premier League). Staying at Chelsea? It is an option; I still have a contract with them that expires in many years."

Last month, speaking to The Athletic, Broja admitted he was surprised Chelsea sent him out on loan. The Cobham graduate said: "I did think when Nicolas Jackson went away with Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations that I would be given an opportunity to play a load of games.

"I started three times in January, but I thought there were times I could have been utilised more. I got the feeling people expected me to just run past three, four players and put it in the bottom corner. But I was fighting to get my fitness and things were going through my head like, 'What will happen to me in January?'

"There was a lot of speculation around me at the time, whether I would go on loan. I just wanted answers from the club, a bit of reassurance, and I didn't get that. In the end, I decided to go on loan because I wanted to get more minutes. I thought it was the perfect time where I could play football continuously for four months up until the Euros."