Wolves now 'strongest contender' for £35m ace despite West Ham and Crystal Palace 'contact'

The latest transfer news in the Premier League as Wolves emerge as a frontrunner for a West Ham and Crystal Palace target.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of two clubs described as the strongest contenders to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja, who has been targeted by an array of Premier League teams this January.

The 22-year-old has failed to break through at Stamford Bridge as expected, with just 452 minutes accumulated in the English top flight so far this season. This is an improvement on the 286 minutes managed last term, but a figure that warrants a transfer away for improved game time.

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The Athletic reports Chelsea, who are keen to offload Broja, will consider loan bids but only if an obligation to buy is included. Wolves and Fulham are described as the two strongest contenders for Broja, who has a total of eight Premier League goals to his name, as they look to add to their respective strike forces.

Crystal Palace and West Ham United have also been credited with an interest, with the two fellow London clubs said to have made contact with Chelsea. The Eagles and the Hammers are likely to received the same response as Wolves and Fulham.

It's claimed Mauricio Pochettino's side want at least £35 million for Broja as they look to rectify their precarious financial position. Trevoh Chalobah is another up for sale, while Conor Gallagher could depart to raise funds as the midfielder's contract expires at the end of next season.

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