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Armando Broja has left Chelsea’s US tour. It has been reported that he is close to agreeing to a move to West Ham as the striker wants more game time than the Blues can give him.
Thomas Tuchel has disputed this claim, insisting the 20-year-old is back in London for treatment.
“I would have loved to have had everybody here because Tino [Anjorin], Harvey [Vale], and Billy [Gilmour] had trained at a very high level and it would also have been nice to see them in some matches,” the boss said.
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“But in the end, we had to take the decision to keep the quality high in training so we decided for 24 players as a maximum and that’s why we went a bit smaller. Armando had to travel home. He had a little accident in training.
“He twisted his ankle and he needs further examinations and treatments in London.
“It did not make sense to just have him as an additional player because we need all capacities of treatment for the guys who are actually fit and on the pitch so the best way for him to get the best treatment and as soon as possible back on the pitch was to leave for London.”