Chelsea youngster not getting Stamford Bridge return
Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford is set to go out on loan again, after a successful loan spell with Middlesbrough in the Championship.
The 21-year-old joined Boro in August last year, looking to build on the success he had with MK Dons in League One previously. He had admitted he was keen to return to Chelsea, seeing no reason to go out on loan again.
However, it is understood Chelsea are prepared to offload him again, with Crystal Palace, Southampton, Everton and Aston Villa all interested.
No bench for Bamford
“I don’t have any reason not to be at Chelsea,” Bamford admitted.
“It is my dream to put on that blue shirt and play for them eventually.
“However, after two years regularly playing out on loan, going back and sitting on the bench wouldn’t really help me.”
Bamford is Boro’s top scorer with 19 goals, helping them to third place in the Championship, and narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to the Premier League, and will instead compete in the play-offs.
Bamford added: “It’s down to those at the top at Chelsea to decide what will be the best for my career and what to do next year.”
The Championship Player of the Year graduated through the youth ranks at Nottingham Forest, before being sold to Chelsea for £1.5 million 2012.