A potentially serious injury suffered by forward Armando Broja in a mid-season friendly with Aston Villa could force Chelsea into a rethink in the transfer market.
The 21-year old was involved in a collision with Villa’s Enzi Konsa, and had to be carried off, and, although the extent of the damage is not yet known, manager Graham Potter admitted “it doesn’t look positive at the moment.”
No blame can be attached to Konsa for the incident, with both fairly challenging for the ball.
Although Chelsea mat be close to signing Christopher Nkonku when the transfer window opens again, if Broja is on the side-lines for an extended period, it potentially leaves them short of cover.
It also deprives them of a potentially saleable asset.
The Albanian international who is valued at around £40 million, had been a target for West Ham United.
AC Milan were among the other clubs who were tracking his situation.
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