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Leeds reportedly battling Lampard in race to sign Premier League star, will cost £30m

According to reports from 90Min today, Leeds United are among the clubs looking at Chelsea striker Armando Broja. However, the Whites are not alone in pursuit of the forward, after a superb loan at Southampton.

England-born Albania international Broja, 20, scored nine goals and lead the line for the Saints during 2021-22. He is a powerful striker, renowned for his hold-up play and his ability in the air – as well as his finishing with feet and head.

90Min state that West Ham are preparing a bid for Broja. He seems the perfect fit for the Hammers, who are looking to bring in competition for Michail Antonio. They need a striker, as they remain in European football.

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But Leeds are also showing interest – along with Everton and Wolves. Still very young, he fits the kind of blueprint Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta are planning this summer, but he is expensive at £30million.

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Leeds among clubs looking at Chelsea striker Broja

We are said to be in the market for a striker. But do we really need one? Hopefully, Patrick Bamford will enjoy a season without injury – but that is perhaps somewhat unrealistic. Joe Gelhardt lead the line superbly in his place.

Does signing a striker stunt the impressive growth of Gelhardt, especially if Bamford remains fit? Well, signing a striker like Broja gives Leeds another option. Especially, with Marsch sometimes preferring to play with two up top.

Yes, it is another striker, but he gives Leeds a plan B. It gives Marsch three different strikers. Whether he is worth £30million is another question, but if a deal can be done between £20million and £25million, then it makes sense.

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In other Leeds news, Arsenal are ‘close’ to Raphinha – so here are three Gunners players that could be targeted in a potential player-plus-cash deal.

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