Everton ‘enter negotiations’ to sign Euro 2024 prospect wanted by Wolves

Armando Broja will face Italy, Croatia and Spain in Group B of the 2024 UEFA European Championships.Armando Broja will face Italy, Croatia and Spain in Group B of the 2024 UEFA European Championships.
Armando Broja will face Italy, Croatia and Spain in Group B of the 2024 UEFA European Championships. | AFP via Getty Images
Everton have reportedly entered talks in an attempt to sign one of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ priority transfer targets.

Sean Dyche’s side are said to be in regular contact with Chelsea over the potential signing of Armando Broja, a striker heavily linked with Wolves.

The 22-year-old is looking for a new challenge after a failure of a 2023/24 season which saw him score just once in 21 Premier League matches. It was hoped a January loan move to Fulham would kickstart a return to form but the emergence of Rodrigo Muniz scuppered those plans.

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Still with four years left on his Chelsea contract, Broja can’t exactly force a summer exit. The Blues are in need of quick funds to ensure they remain in line with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules, however, so that could help his case.

Set to represent Albania, hot prospect Broja will be keen to remind the continent what he’s capable of. In the meantime, Everton are working on a deal as freelance journalist Ben Jacob reports the Toffees are in daily contact with Chelsea.

It’s claimed a £30 million package deal has been discussed to bring the forward to Goodison Park. Although still a hefty fee, it would be a discount on the £50 million Chelsea were seeking throughout the winter window.

Wolves must respond to Everton activity

Gary O’Neil’s side, in desperate need of a striker, need to move very quickly to ensure they don’t miss out on Broja. Everton appear to have moved ahead in the race and a lack of response could mean Wolves leave the race entirely.

Broja, who stands at 6ft 2in, has flattered to deceive over the last two seasons. His 2021/22 campaign was impressive, though, as he scored nine goals in 2,339 minutes on loan at Southampton.

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