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Chelsea make Armando Broja transfer U-turn after being forced to slash asking price for outcast striker

CHELSEA are now open to letting Armando Broja go on loan as their dreams of raking in £50 million for the striker crumble.

Fulham and Wolves have been interested in signing the Albania international, 22, but scoffed at The Blues’ massive asking price.

Armando Broja is now available for loan by Chelsea

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Armando Broja is now available for loan by ChelseaCredit: Getty

The striker recently returned from nine months out after rupturing ligaments and only made his comeback in September.

But he has scored just twice in 19 appearances this term under Mauricio Pochettino and the Blues boss does not appear to be convinced of his talents.

Chelsea have been looking to offload both him and fellow academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah.

Selling the pair would help them avoid breaking financial rules.

Homegrown players count as 100 per cent profit, hence enabling them to have more spending power for new additions.

Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, who have blown £1 billion on new players since they took over the club, were holding out for the massive fee until last night.

They were only interested in allowing Broja to leave on a permanent basis after they allegedly rejected a loan approach from Wolves.

But both Wolves and Fulham have been baulking at the fee for the striker.

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That led to SunSport exclusively revealing how Chelsea have dropped their asking price to £40m in a desperate attempt to sell him before tonight’s transfer deadline.

Now they are even prepared to let him leave on loan until the end of the season.

The deal, which would involve a believed £5m fee and game-time commitments, could include an obligation to buy Broja at the end of the campaign.

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