West Ham United are closing in on the signing of Chelsea youngster Armando Broja. The 20-year old has left Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the US to head back to England as the two clubs continue to hold talks over a permanent deal. The London club are offering £30million for the Albanian

It is believed personal terms between Broja and West Ham have already been agreed but the contract length is as yet undetermined. Sources indicate the proposed move has not developed at the request of Chelsea, rather it is being driven by Broja and his desire to be starting regular first-team matches.

Broja spent last season on loan at Southampton, scoring six goals in 32 games for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. He travelled with Chelsea for their pre-season tour of the US, but West Ham have now moved to bring him to the London Stadium.

Slough-born Broja, who represents Albania at international level, has been with Chelsea since 2009 but has only made one appearance for them.

West Ham have already signed Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola and Flynn Downes this summer.