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Chelsea ‘prepared to snub’ Fulham interest in Armando Broja — report

No deal

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The rumor mill is starting to get a bit louder as we inch closer to January, with the wheels of speculation and clickbait grinding against each other to create fine morself of content for the starved masses to consume. Don’t worry, there’s plenty to go around for all.

One such story is the supposed interest from friendly neighbors Fulham in our very own Armando Broja, who has returned from his major knee injury but has only served as backup to Nicolas Jackson at center forward. And with the impending return of Christopher Nkunku and, more importantly, with Chelsea expected to make a play for a new striker in January, Broja’s opportunities could be even more limited in the second half of the season.

Like Chelsea, Fulham, the fourth lowest scoring team in the league, are also set to look for January reinforcements in that department — their leading goalscorer in the league is our old friend Willian, with three, one more than the combined total of Raúl Jiménez and Carlos Vinícius — and apparently “identified” Broja as a candidate.

But according to the Evening Standard, we will “snub” any such interest, with Broja himself not looking to leave at all. In fact, he wants to prove himself in Chelsea Blue, as it is meant to be.

“A lot of players would get frustrated with a lack of minutes, but for me, I know I’ve come back from a big injury. I need to prove myself again to the manager, staff, club, and fans. I’m blessed to be in the position I’m in.”

-Armando Broja; source: Secret Scout via Evening Standard

Good. (Though a half-season loan may not be the worst thing if we do sign someone?)

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