West Ham line up for Chelsea striker Armando Broja

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West Ham line up for Chelsea striker Armando Broja after the Albania international was loaned out to Southampton with David Moyes determined not to be outdone in front again

  • Armando Broja has enjoyed a positive season on loan at Southampton
  • Chelsea and Albania striker, 20, is now attracting interest from West Ham
  • The Hammers have paid the price this season for a lack of options up front
  • They will miss the top four and exit the Europa League in the semi-finals

West Ham have put Chelsea striker Armando Broja at the top of their target list as they look to strengthen after a disappointing end to the season.

Manager David Moyes is a fan of the powerful 20-year-old, who has impressed on loan this season at Southampton.

Although Broja was born and raised in Slough, he is an Albania international through his parents and has played against England.

Armando Broja attracts interest from West Ham after a good season at Southampton

Powerful Broja would add more firepower alongside Michail Antonio for West Ham

Powerful Broja would add more firepower alongside Michail Antonio for West Ham

West Ham have paid the price for a relatively weak squad with no competition for Michail Antonio up front.

Their challenge for a top four spot failed and on Thursday night they were knocked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt with a frustrated Moyes sent to the stands in Germany.

The Hammers have drawn up a shortlist of what they would like, with Broja seen as more feasible than Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who would cost around £50million.

Once the takeover of Chelsea by baseball owner Todd Boehly is completed as planned, the club will be able to trade in the transfer window as usual, with manager Thomas Tuchel having the decision whether he wants Broja to move to something else.

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