West Ham target Armando Broja wants to have his future resolved within the next week, according to Albanian news outlet Ora News.
This comes as it was revealed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel does not plan to take the Albania international on the Blues’ pre-season tour of America, suggesting the German coach does not have Broja in his immediate plans.
It had been thought that Broja’s Chelsea future would depend on whether he could prove himself to Tuchel during the summer, but now that looks like an impossible task if he is not traveling with the squad to the States.
And as a result, Ora News claim Broja’s representatives have given Chelsea an ultimatum: allow him to be a part of pre-season of let him leave.
The report exclusively reveals: ‘Armando Broja wants to show his values at Chelsea, but coach Thomas Tuchel has not planned to take him with him to the preparatory phase that will take place in the middle of July in the USA.
‘The club has told the representatives of the Albanian footballer that Tuchel appreciates Broja, but does not consider it appropriate to take him with me to the training camp in the USA, since if he stays in London he can prepare better.
‘But this does not convince the Albanian international, as he would have very little time available to show himself in the eyes of the German coach and in these conditions he has set an ultimatum to Chelsea to give a final answer by the end of the week.’
West Ham have reportedly made the 20-year-old their number-one striker target this summer, but Everton and Newcastle are also very keen on securing the youngster’s signature.
Broja impressed during his loan spell at Southampton last season, hence the increased interest in his services.
It is believed the Hammers would be Broja’s first choice as he ideally wants to remain in the capital where he grew up.