West Ham summer target reportedly ‘close’ to breaking into Chelsea’s starting XI

The latest news regarding Chelsea’s in-demand attacker

Chelsea forward Armando Broja is believed to have impressed new boss Graham Potter.

The attacker was reportedly wanted by West Ham and other Premier League clubs in the last transfer window.

Broja, 21, ended up staying at Stamford Bridge beyond the deadline and has made a handful of cameo appearances for the Blues so far this term.

However, according to a report by The Sun, he has done well in front of Potter in training and is ‘close’ to earning a starting spot with the London club.

What could have been for West Ham

West Ham have made a slow start to the season and were beaten 1-0 away at Everton this afternoon.

It hasn’t gone to plan yet for David Moyes’ side and they are lacking a cutting edge up top. They are 18th in the table on four points after just one win from their opening seven matches, with only Nottingham Forest and Leicester City below them.

Broja had an impressive spell on loan at Southampton in the last campaign and found the net nine times in all competitions.

At the age of 21, he has bags of potential and will be looking to stamp his mark under new manager Potter after his arrival from Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this month.

His arrival is a clean slate for Broja and is a chance for him to show what he can do in front of a new pair of eyes.

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Crystal Palace away after the international break, whereas the Hammers have Wolves at home.