On Saturday, Broja was taken off during Chelsea’s 1-0 friendly loss to Aston Villa.
Following a clash with Villa defender Ezri Konsa, the Albanian attacker was left wailing in pain, prompting immediate worries for his safety.
The 21-year-old will miss the rest of the season after having his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptured, it was revealed on Wednesday morning.
The Blues don’t have many alternatives up front as a result of the injury. Romelu Lukaku is now on loan at Inter Milan, whilst they traded Timo Werner to RB Leipzig in the offseason.
Raheem Sterling is not a natural number nine, and Kai Havertz can play as a center striker but it is not his position of natural ability.
Therefore, it is expected that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be handed a more significant position for the Blues, albeit the team will allegedly also want to sign another striker.
One player they could pursue again is Ronaldo.
When Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United last summer, Chelsea was frequently mentioned in connection with the star. Todd Boehly, the owner of the Blues, is rumored to be a great supporter of the 37-year-old.
The agreement did not materialize, according to CBS Sports writer Ben Jacobs, because Ronaldo’s then-manager Thomas Tuchel did not want to sign him.
It is unknown whether Chelsea will try again to get a player they previously failed to sign under Graham Potter or whether Ronaldo would accept any offer.
He is presently a free agent after leaving United by “mutual consent” last month after his contentious conversation with Piers Morgan was made public.
Boehly could be about to do a U-turn and reinvigorate interest in, according to London’s hints.