Everton may have lost their chance to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja after failing to complete the deal in the summer.
According to Daily Mirror reporter Paul Brown, the Albanian would have been a good striker at Goodison Park but is unlikely to move.
The 21-year-old sees himself having a future at Stamford Bridge and it would take a lot to get him out of there for Everton.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Brown said: “The problem is that Broja played for Chelsea. He wants to have a future there.
“It would be a surprise if Chelsea suddenly let him go in January, so I think that ship may have sailed, which is sad because I think he would have been a great signing, especially on loan. If they could have signed him on loan, I think it would have been great for Everton this summer.
Broja was seen over the summer when the Toffees were looking for a complete striker and they sought his services heavily.
He would undoubtedly have been good and might have kept Dominic Calvert-Lewin out of the starting XI as he has a better fitness record and is ready to run the tough yards.
His performances for Southampton impressed fans and pundits alike.
Speaking to the BBC in February 2022, when Broja was at St Mary’s, Martin Keown said: ‘I think he’s the real deal. He is going to be an exceptional talent, I can tell you that.
However, the club then turned to Brighton and ended up signing Neal Maupay, so another striker in January would make little sense.
Anyway, Lampard doesn’t play a two striker system so it will be one or the other and signing another striker will make things more complicated.
Everton need to look for wide forwards who score goals as well as another attacking midfielder if they want to sign someone in January.
Moreover, if Yerry Mina and Michael Keane are sent off in the next few months, a new centre-back would be a priority as their depth in this area is clearly not enough.