Manager responds as Wolves and Fulham continue pursuit of Armando Broja

Premier League transfer news latest on Deadline Day as Marco Silva responds to Fulham's interest in Wolves target and Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

Fulham manager Marco Silva has responded to his side's reported interest in Chelsea striker Armando Broja, who is wanted by fellow Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Cottagers' head coach was reluctant to speak about a player from a different club but admitted the desperate need for a striker. It's no wonder as Fulham are still yet to properly fill the boots of Aleksandar Mitrović, who left for Saudi outfit Al-Hilal in the summer. Former Wolves favourite Raúl Jimenez has chipped in with five Premier League goals this season but there's still a noticeable void.

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When asked during Thursday's press conference if Fulham would be signing a new striker before the deadline, Silva admitted: "Not just because Raúl is injured. From last summer, our squad lost as we sold a striker [Mitrović] for a big amount of money. The club is trying to do something. Let's see what can happen."

Although willing to acknowledge the hope for an attacking acquisition, Silva resisted speaking directly about Broja when asked about the Chelsea man. "I'm not going to make any comments on players and rumours. I will not talk about players from other clubs," Silva said.

As it stands, Fulham are still interested and reports have emerged contact was made with Chelsea last night. In the case of Wolves, meanwhile, Gary O'Neil's side are keen but not sold on the £5 million loan fee the Blues are requesting, especially considering it's for merely five months.

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