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Sources: Chelsea forward wants out, as Nicolas Jackson deal sparks West Ham, Crystal Palace moves for Armando Broja

Chelsea striker Armando Broja and new signing Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea striker Armando Broja could be forced out by new signing Nicolas Jackson

Armando Broja is seeking a move away from Chelsea following the arrival of Nicolas Jackson, and TEAMtalk understands West Ham and Crystal Palace are among four Premier League sides circling.

It’s shaping up to be a summer of great upheaval at Stamford Bridge, with players across every department of their squad set to make way.

Indeed, Edouard Mendy (Al Ahli), Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal), Mateo Kovacic (Man City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan), N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad) and Kai Havertz (Arsenal) are among the big names who’ve already left.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic has been the subject of what Chelsea deem to be an ‘acceptable’ bid from Lyon, per The Athletic.

However, today’s exclusive regards centre-forward, Armando Broja. On the back of Chelsea signing Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal to the tune of £32m, TEAMtalk has learned Broja wants out.

The talented Albanian, 21, missed the entire second half of last season after suffering a serious knee injury during the World Cup break.

The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino could conceivably have breathed new life into Broja’s stuttering Chelsea career. However, we understand an exit is being explored by the player and his camp.

TEAMtalk has learned Broja’s representatives are exploring their options and several opportunities within the Premier League are opening up.

West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brentford and Burnley are among those keen to strike a deal for Broja who previously spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Southampton.

Another loan spell is not out of the question, though we understand a permanent move would be preferred by both Broja and Chelsea if an exit is to take place.

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