Lack of game time for Chelsea striker Broja set to hit Fulham in the pocket

Fulham are reportedly set to pay west London rivals Chelsea £4million due to the lack of game time for loanee Armando Broja.

The Daily Mail claim the Cottagers structured a deal in January based around the Albanian-born forward’s game time but his minutes have been limited after Rodrigo Muniz found goalscoring form under Marco Silva.

The report adds that Fulham would have had to pay nothing for the deal if Broja started 60 per cent or more of the matches in the second half of the season, with 16 Premier League outings remaining after he put pen to paper.

The former Southampton loanee has only featured four times off the bench with 10 games to go.

If Broja fails to start on Saturday at home to Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham will have to shell out the larger loan fee to Chelsea.

Brazilian youngster Muniz has scored five times since Broja arrived at Craven Cottage.

Fulham are set for an boost ahead of their home clash with Spurs tomorrow, with Ange Postecoglou likely to be without star defender Micky van de Ven.

The Dutch defender was forced off just after half-time in their 4-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

“We’re still getting all the information in,” Postecoglou told Sky Sports on Wednesday.

“He’s unlikely for this weekend, we don’t think it’s anything major.”

Radu Dragusin, who joined Spurs in January after signing from Genoa, replaced Van de Ven and saw out the game alongside Cristian Romero.

Fulham boss Marco Silva was left disappointed by his side’s first-half performance in their 2-1 defeat at Wolves last weekend.

The Whites had won two on the bounce but Alex Iwobi’s goal in the eighth minutes of stoppage time was only a consolation.

Silva said: “I was not happy with the way we started the first-half, the first five minutes, and I told the players that we had to start the second-half completely different.

“It was something that we reinforced at half-time and it’s really strange the way we started the second-half because we were aware that we had to start much quicker with much more of the ball.

“The reality was that we started the complete opposite of how we should and they punished us. We did create chances but it was much more difficult after 2-0.”

The match against Tottenham is live on Sky Sports (5.30pm).

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