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Nottingham Forest Confirm Chelsea Bid For Patrick Bamford

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It sounds like the Patrick Bamford rumours from earlier today are accurate - Nottingham Forest are apparently mulling over a £1.5M offer (I've seen the breakdown as a guaranteed £1M plus £500,000 should he make his full Chelsea debut at any point) for their 18-year-old striker. BBC are quoting manager Steve Cotterill discussing his star prospect, who's out of contract this summer:

We need to find out where [the Chelsea bid] goes. Bamford is out of contract at the end of the season and, should he sign for another club, any fee would be decided by tribunal.

Patrick's been offered a couple of contracts now. He's been training with the first team for the last three months, which I certainly think has helped his play in the youth games.

With Forest under threat of relegation, they may be well served to cash in on a player who's not going to help them for a little while and send that money elsewhere. Considering Bamford's phenomenal goalscoring record for the academy team, this looks like it could be a pretty fun pickup for Chelsea, should they manage to land him. I think Steve's working on a profile of the youngster right now, but in the meantime here's a quick video to whet your collective appetite.