Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Armando Broja’s future will be decided in the summer.
Reports have claimed that Southampton – where Broja is on loan – are pushing to sign the Albania international on a permanent deal before the January transfer window closes.
But Tuchel insists Chelsea will assess the 20-year-old and his future once the season concludes.
“He’s our player and he’s doing good, but at the same time it’s only half a season, so he needs to continue to improve and to make his statement at Southampton,” Tuchel said.
“We have a reason why they are our players, they have quality and mentality and now they are out there on their own in different environments and clubs, and proving themselves.
“Armando’s getting better and better, he’s a very unique player with unique strengths in his game, he has speed, he’s robust and he’s a goalscorer.
“First of all now is not the moment to discuss about the summer – it’s the moment for him to stay calm and keep on improving.”