West Ham are in superior talks to signal Chelsea ahead Armando Broja and are awaiting a response from Lille over the potential switch of midfielder Amadou Onana.

The Hammers have proposed a deal value £30m to Chelsea for striker Broja, 20, who scored 9 targets in 38 video games in all competitions on mortgage at Southampton final season.

It’s thought West Ham are ready to pay £25m up entrance for the Albania worldwide. Negotiations proceed between the golf equipment and at the moment are at a sophisticated stage

Broja has flown again from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the USA and could have remedy on an harm he sustained there. It’s not regarded as critical.

West Ham have been amongst a number of Premier League golf equipment concerned about signing Broja this summer season together with Everton, Newcastle and Southampton.

West Ham target Amadou Onana
West Ham goal Amadou Onana

Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the membership have acquired affords for Broja however he expects him to remain at Stamford Bridge.

“I do not anticipate him to go away. I am conscious of the affords and conscious of the curiosity. We are going to decide collectively, the proprietor and me and the participant,” Tuchel stated throughout a press convention on Tuesday.

“When he arrived it is clear he is making an attempt to impress and change into a Chelsea participant. After his Southampton mortgage it is clear he needs to make the subsequent step. Sadly, he bought injured and there may be now a whole lot of curiosity in him. Lets see how that goes. He has a contract right here.

“We now have a whole lot of choices however not the kind of Armando. Final season with him and Conor Gallagher we at all times must weigh up what’s good for them and the membership. Is there a prospect of him getting minutes right here? He has already performed within the Premier League. With Armando we have now to have a look at the scenario very rigorously and individually and resolve do we have now the minutes we are able to supply so he can develop right here or give him one other mortgage to offer him match minutes.”

David Moyes can be in the hunt for a lift in midfield and West Ham are nonetheless awaiting a response from Lille after they made an improved, third supply for Amadou Onana.

The newest bid is regarded as round £32.3m (€38m) plus add-ons which Lille are significantly contemplating.

They signed 20-year-old Onana from Hamburg for €7m final summer season so stand to make a big revenue on the Belgium worldwide who made 11 begins and 21 sub appearances in France’s Ligue 1 final season.

Talks proceed over Scamacca | Awaiting Lingard’s determination

In the meantime, West Ham stay in discussions with Sassuolo over the signing of striker Gianluca Scamacca.

Sassuolo’s chief government has claimed Moyes’ facet have made a bid of €40m (£33.9m) plus add-ons.

Signing each Broja and Scamacca has not been dominated out.

The Hammers are additionally awaiting a call from Jesse Lingard.

A proposal is on the desk for the midfielder and he’s anticipated to announce his subsequent membership quickly.

Lingard is a free agent after his Manchester United contract got here to an finish on June 30.

Jesse Lingard spent a successful spell on loan at West Ham in 2021
Jesse Lingard spent a profitable spell on mortgage at West Ham in 2021

West Ham’s first signing of the summer season window was defender Nayef Aguerd, who joined from Rennes for £30m, and so they additionally activated an possibility to purchase goalkeeper Alphonse Areola for £7.75m from Paris Saint-Germain after his profitable mortgage stint final season.

Moyes is trying to enhance his squad forward of a season that can see West Ham mix Premier League enchancment with a primary Europa Convention League marketing campaign.

Why is Broja in demand?

Broja’s key strengths are in areas which frequently slip underneath the radar. He excels at regaining possession within the closing third, successful aerials and working with the ball at his ft.

In actual fact, solely 5 gamers recovered extra possession in attacking areas final time period – regardless of the Albanian beginning solely 21 league video games.

Along with being among the many league’s elite gamers for urgent from the entrance, he additionally ranks among the many high 10 for quick breaks.

Regardless of his restricted recreation time, the 20-year-old clocked 112 touches within the opposition field – achieved by deft motion, creating area and carrying the ball into harmful areas.


Drilling deeper into his returns over a short skilled profession up to now, the teenager has produced 20 targets from simply 48 begins throughout all competitions – a formidable strike-rate, given he has additionally been hooked off 35 instances.

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