Chelsea soften on high demands for Armando Broja over loan move

Chelsea have softened their stance over their £50m valuation for Armando Broja as Fulham are reportedly expected to try again.

The west London side slapped a punchy price tag on their academy graduate at the start of the window, forcing a number of clubs who might have made a play for the striker to look elsewhere.

But SIMON JONES reports that the Premier League side could be wavering over their hard line just hours before the deadline closes.

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

Broja has scored only one Premier League goal this season. He did not make his comeback from a serious knee injury until September.

But 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 then dropped the price to £40m and are now even prepared to let their former academy player leave on loan until the end of the season.

The deal could include an obligation to buy Broja at the end of the campaign.