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Chelsea to offer Bamford new contract

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Striker has been on loan at Middlesbrough

Chelsea will offer striker Patrick Bamford a new five-year contract for him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old has had a very impressive campaign while on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough in scoring 19 goals for the Teeside club.

However, Bamford only has one year left on his current deal, with the Blues keen on keeping him on a long-term basis.

Interest in Bamford

Reports from across England have emerged claiming that there is plenty of interest being shown for the England U21 international with Everton, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Newcastle all monitoring and lining up several offers for the frontman.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants the board at the club to offer him a new and improved contract that will keep the goal-scorer at the club until 2021.

Future Away from The Bridge?

However, Bamford could be tempted with a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge as he hasn’t featured in a first team game since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2012.

It is rumoured that the striker doesn’t want another season out on loan so the options look to be playing in the Chelsea first team under his new contract or moving permanently to another Premier League side.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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