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West Ham talks for Armando Broja stalling

West Ham United were reportedly close to wrapping up a deal for Armando Broja earlier in the week, but it seems as if the Hammers are getting frustrated with Chelsea over the potential transfer.

What’s the word?

The Athletic’s David Ornstein suggested that an agreement was close with the Stamford Bridge outfit with personal terms in place, but little progress has been made in the last few days.

ExWHU employee provided the latest on the Albania international on Twitter, writing: “I think the club are getting frustrated with Broja situation.”

This was in response to a fan asking if West Ham signing both Broja and Gianluca Scamacca was a possibility after David Moyes’ side submitted a bid for the Italian forward.

Supporters will be gutted

With only two weeks remaining until the new Premier League season kicks off, West Ham fans would have been hoping to see Broja through the doors at the London Stadium as soon as possible.

The 20-year-old impressed at Southampton last term in what was his first taste of regular senior football in England, scoring nine goals in all competitions for Ralph Hasenhutttl’s side.

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Broja had previously done well at Vitesse and with Chelsea’s academy sides but looks set to follow in the footsteps of several promising young talents who have left Stamford Bridge in recent years.

Moyes will be desperate to recruit a new striker before the season begins, after a lack of attacking depth arguably derailed their 2021/22 campaign.

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With just the injury-prone Michail Antonio available as a natural option up front, Moyes was forced to rotate his team towards the end of the season as they battled in the Premier League and Europa League, which saw them fall away in both competitions.

Broja would be an excellent long-term replacement for the Jamaica international in attack and could compete with him for a starting spot at the London Stadium, so supporters will surely be disappointed to hear that talks are stalling, and they will be hoping that the deal can be completed as soon as possible.

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