By Mark Smith

21st Jun, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United keen on Armando Broja as West Ham get set to fire first blockbuster bid

Leeds United are now keen on signing Chelsea forward Armando Broja this summer, according to 90min.

The online source have reported on their website that there is plenty of interest in the Albanian, with Premier League rivals West Ham and Everton also in the race.

It is shared that David Moyes and the Hammers are planning the first move in this battle, with a bid in excess of £30million expected to be fired at Chelsea in the coming days.

Not only are West Ham set to fire the first bid, but they also have the upperhand in this battle.

Having European football to offer is set to also put the Londoners ahead of Wolves, as well as the Whites and Everton as a move looks more and more likely.

Broja is said to be open to staying at Stamford Bridge, as much as he is open to moving away, all in the name of finding regular first-team football.

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This is simply where all eyes must be in the coming weeks.

Victor Orta has moved quickly to secure reinforcements in midfield and in defence already with deals for Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca confirmed.

Now, the final third issue has to be addressed with Patrick Bamford only playing nine times in the 2021-22 season.

The England international fired in 17 goals in the season before that, and missing his goals was huge for Leeds, and ultimately one of the main reasons they found themselves in the struggle they were in.

Dan James and Rodrigo both struggled in central roles, with Joe Gelhardt the only shining light in an otherwise quite dim campaign from start to finish.

Bamford will hopefully be back to 100% and firing on all cylinders in August, but we still need that man to either play alongside him and offer great final third depth.

Whether we are able to outbid West Ham for more than £30million remains unknown, but smashing our transfer record once again to do it and bring in Broja would be a huge signal of intent.

This is one to watch.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival