We did not get to see Armando Broja feature yesterday in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Club América in our first pre-season match, since the 20-year-old striker was injured. Otherwise the young’un would likely have been given the chance to impress in front of manager Thomas Tuchel, who made Chelsea’s stance on his market availability clear by claiming he is not for sale — to the detriment of a row of suitors from West Ham and Everton, to Inter Milan and Napoli.

This does not mean another loan move following his season-long spell at Southampton last term is out of the picture.