Aston Villa admirers of Chelsea striker along with West Ham, Fulham and Wolves

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Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja, according to a report by the Evening Standard.

West Ham, Fulham and Wolves are also said to be admirers of the attacker with his current club believed to be open to selling him permanently.

Broja, 22, has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since 2009 and has risen up through the academy ranks of the London outfit.

The Albania international, who has 17 caps under his belt so far in his career, was loaned out to Vitesse and Southampton a couple of years ago to get some experience.

He has since made 36 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions and has found the net on three occasions. The forward is under contract until June 2028.

Aston Villa could see him as ideal long-term competition for Ollie Watkins in attack. However, their chances of landing him may well depend on Jhon Duran's future, as well as whether they can see off competition from league rivals like West Ham, Fulham and Wolves.

Unai Emery can be patient as he looks for striking options and this particular pursuit seems more likely to be one for the summer as opposed to now.