Transfer insider Dean Jones has revealed that West Ham are ready to make their move for Chelsea’s Armando Broja, should the Algeria international fail to impress Thomas Tuchel on the Blues’ pre-season tour.
Broja joined the Chelsea squad in USA in the last week, knowing that if he fails to do enough for boss Tuchel in the summer, West Ham will be ‘ready and waiting’ to offer him a way out of Stamford Bridge.
It was reported last week that Broja’s representatives had given Chelsea an ultimatum; give the striker a chance to prove himself on the club’s pre-season tour or let him leave the club immediately.
Since then, Broja has flown out to the United States to join up with Tuchel’s squad and will have fixtures against Club America, Charlotte and Arsenal to prove he is good enough to lead the line for Chelsea.
In his regular transfer column for GiveMeSport, Jones wrote: “West Ham United are still waiting in the background with an offer for Chelsea striker Armando Broja if he fails his big pre-season test with Chelsea in America.”
However, Jones goes on to admit that if a deal for Broja fails to materialise, David Moyes has his sights firmly set on Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.
“Sources are indicating at this stage that Scamacca is a player that manager David Moyes is very much on board with signing and he has actually been on their radar for the most part of this calendar year,” he continued in his column.
Jones does go on to add, though, that there are doubts in Scammaca’s camp that West Ham would be the right destination for the striker if he moves this summer, with PSG and AC Milan also said to be interested in his signature.