Wolves 'hammer down price' of Aston Villa and Newcastle United target

The latest Premier League transfer news as Wolves try to lower the price tag of a Chelsea striker wanted by Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.
Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are eager to hammer down the asking price of Chelsea striker to around £30 million with a loan-to-buy deal but will have to wait until the summer to test the Blues' resolve.

The Old Gold are in the market for a new number nine and Broja has been identified as a priority target for the position. A lack of manoeuvrability on the Financial Fair Play (FFP) front has stalled things, however, with Wolves having to tread carefully with their spending.

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Gary O'Neil admitted last week the only transfers in January will have to be loans. Now, there's even more caution. "We still need to be very, very careful," O'Neil said via The Athletic. Even more careful than we thought around the targets that we were looking at. Even they, at this moment in time, are not doable for us."

The Daily Mail reports a move for Broja would certainly be in action by now if Wolves weren't having to be hypervigilant. It's claimed Wanderers were preparing a loan deal with an obligation to buy for £30 million. It awaits to be seen whether Chelsea would have seen those as acceptable terms.

Either way, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Fulham will be on red alert as they too are reportedly considering moves. Broja, 22, only has eight Premier League goals to his name in 58 games but many of his appearances have been off the bench.

Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.
Wolves have been trying to lower Chelsea's valuation of Aston Villa and Newcastle target Armando Broja.

It would be risky for any club to spend big on the Albania international as he is hardly proven as a consistent Premier League goalscorer. What he does offer, though, is an excellent balance of height, physicality and pace once he gets up to speed.

Broja is one to keep an eye on in the late days of the transfer window, but only if Chelsea lower their £50 million expectation.

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