Crystal Palace could throw Chelsea £20m PSR helpline

Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker.Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker.
Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker. | Getty Images
Armando Broja’s loan spell at Fulham isn’t working out, but Crystal Palace may not have been put off courting the striker.

Crystal Palace could offer Chelsea a £20 million financial lifeline this summer, but the Blues may think twice before accepting the deal from their London rivals.

The future of striker Armando Broja is sure to be a talking topic this summer as the Chelsea man is seemingly surplus to needs at Stamford Bridge. The Albanian was shipped out on loan to Fulham in January but hasn't been able to get a look in with Rodrigo Muniz in fine form for the Cottagers.

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Chelsea have banked a sizeable loan fee of £4 million from Fulham but had hoped that Broja would find form at the mid-table side and increase his value ahead of a summer sale. That has not happened, but journalist Ben Jacobs believes it has not put off Crystal Palace from inquiring about a deal.

The Eagles are said to be ready to risk £20 million on Broja, who has just two Premier League goals over the last two campaigns. Football.London find that a fee of that size would be a huge benefit to Chelsea with the club struggling to comply with profit and sustainability rules after a period of heavy spending.

Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker.Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker.
Chelsea are known to be in the market for a new striker. | Getty Images

Broja is a graduate of the Chelsea academy and his sale would represent pure profit for the club. However, the Blues are said to want a fee of closer to £50 million and could prove their own enemy in striking a deal with such a lofty price tag.

Mauricio Pochettino is known to be looking to bring in a striker this summer to add potency to his Chelsea attack - the likes of Ivan Toney, Callum Wilson, Victor Osimhen and Viktor Gyokeres all linked in recent windows. Those deals might not come cheap and would need to be offset by the sale of players such as Broja, with the forgotten Romelu Lukaku also destined to leave.

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