Chelsea launch £1m bid for teenage Nottingham Forest forward Patrick Bamford - report

The report claims that the Blues have made an offer which could rise to £1.5 million for the youngster, who recently made his debut for the struggling Championship side
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Chelsea have made a £1 million offer for Nottingham Forest's teenage forward Patrick Bamford, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the fee could rise to £1.5 million depending on appearances, with boss Andre Villas-Boas keen to wrap up a deal for the 18-year-old prodigy.

The forward scored nine goals in the club’s last two academy matches, but has so far played just 12 minutes for the Championship side after making two appearances from the bench

He is capable of playing as a striker or on the left wing, and made his debut at 17 for the England under-18 national team.

The move comes as Chelsea look to tie up another deal for a young attacker, with Genk winger Kevin De Bruyne set to join the Stamford Bridge outfit before the close of the transfer window.

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