Newcastle United have made a splendid start to the summer transfer window, signing the likes of Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman on permanent deals already. The Magpies had managed to finish 11th in the Premier League last season, and should be looking to push for the European qualification spots next time around.
They will need to further strengthen their squad for that to happen though. And one position where they need to make an addition is at striker.
Callum Wilson and Chris Wood were not able to find the back of the net on a consistent basis last season, and Newcastle United will need a consistent goalscorer next season, if they are to finish in the top six. And it appears that they have their eyes on a Chelsea player.
As tweeted out by Ben Jacobs, Newcastle United are seriously considering a bid for Armando Broja. He has been linked with the likes of West Ham United, Ajax and Napoli as well, but Thomas Tuchel wants to assess him in pre-season.
Newcastle United are eyeing Chelsea player to solve their problems up front
Broja spent the previous season on loan at Southampton and while he did not score a ton of goals, he was very impressive with the skills and ability that he showed during his spell with the Saints, and it feels like he has all the attributes to be a success in the Premier League.
He could prove to be a terrific long-term signing for a club like Newcastle United but it looks like they will face some tough competition for his signature even if Chelsea were ready to let the youngster leave.
Let’s see how things unfold from here. But if Broja was to leave, rumours have suggested that Chelsea would look for a transfer fee north of £30 million.