Armando Broja flies out to Chelsea’s USA tour after a paperwork issue – rather than transfer interest – stopped him from travelling with the squad as Raheem Sterling joins him on the trip to LA as his £50m deal edges closer
- Armando Broja has flown out to join Chelsea on their pre-season tour of the USA
- The striker was left out of the initial 29-man party that left the UK for Los Angeles
- Broja, 20, is a man in demand with West Ham, Everton and Newcastle all keen
- But he has now flown with Raheem Sterling, whose £50m move is nearly done
Armando Broja has flown out to link up with Chelsea for their pre-season tour in the US.
Striker Broja was left out of the initial 29-man party that left the UK for Los Angeles on Saturday.
Armando Broja has flown out to link up with Chelsea for their pre-season tour in the USA
Broja has travelled with Raheem Sterling, whose move from Manchester City is almost done
Broja, 20, is a man in demand with West Ham, Everton and Newcastle all interested in signing him following his loan spell at Southampton last season.
But the delay in his departure is thought to have been due to a paperwork issue rather than uncertainty over his future.
Broja’s suitors have made their interest in signing him clear and discussions have been held between the Albanian frontman’s camp and new co-owner Todd Boehly.
Broja, who rose through the ranks at Cobham, is yet to be given the chance to shine at Chelsea
Chelsea will be in LA this week for a training camp before heading to Las Vegas for a friendly
Manager Thomas Tuchel is keen to run the rule over Broja in pre-season before a call is made on what is best for the club and young striker.
Chelsea will be in LA this week for a training camp before heading to Las Vegas for their first friendly against Club America on Saturday.
They then face Charlotte FC on Wednesday and then Arsenal in Florida on Saturday July 23.