Date:21st June 2022 at 11:56am
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Chelsea’s new look boardroom was transformed even further on Monday as it was announced that chairman Bruce Buck would depart the club at the end of June. 

The American has held the position for just shy of two decades, and is expected to be followed out of the door by director Marina Granovskaia, who has dealt with transfers and player contracts since 2013.

Co-owner Todd Boehly will replace Buck for the time being at least, spelling a new era for a club that had been owned by Roman Abramovich for almost 20 years until he was disqualified as a director of the club in March.

There could also be several changes in terms of playing staff at Stamford Bridge this summer, with Thomas Tuchel’s side linked with a number of big names including Ousmane Dembele and Raheem Sterling.

It isn’t all good news, though, as the club appear to be facing a battle to keep hold of one of their most talented young players.

As per Sky Sports, West Ham United are keen to sign striker Armando Broja and could table a £30 million offer in the coming days.

Broja has four goals in 14 games for the Albania national side

It is claimed that the Hammers have made the youngster their top striker target this summer, having already signed defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes for a fee of around £30 million.

The report also claims that Southampton, who Broja scored nine goals for whilst on loan last term, are also interested in signing the Albanian international.

It is understood that Tuchel is keen to keep the 20-year-old, who scored 11 goals whilst on loan for Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem during the 2020/21 campaign.

If Broja were to depart, he would follow the likes of fellow youngsters Marc Guehi, Fikayo Tomori, Tariq Lamptey and Tino Livramento – all of whom have gone on to impress after departing west London.

Chelsea could also be on the hunt for a striker this summer, with Romelu Lukaku set to return to Inter Milan on loan.

 
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