Chelsea lay out their demands for selling Armando Broja this January

Armando Broja has made a brilliant start to life in the Premier League, joining Southampton in the summer and earning his place as their number one striker.

He’s got 5 goals already, and Southampton are understandably keen to turn the youngster’s loan into a permanent move. Saints suddenly began ramping up the pressure this week when their manager started speaking about the Albania international and how much better off he would be staying put.

Now the Evening Standard are coming forward with information about the kind of deal Chelsea would want to let him go. They claim it would cost a £20m fee, plus a buy-back clause of a fixed price.

We certainly don’t think they would let Broja go without a watertight way of re-signing him, and without that a deal is non-starter. The real question is whether they forsee him playing a role in the Chelsea squad next season.