Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Forest confirm Chelsea Bamford bid

Patrick Bamford

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Chelsea have made a £1.5million bid for teenage striker Patrick Bamford.

Bamford has made just two substitute appearances during his short career at the City Ground, but the 18-year-old is wanted by the Barclays Premier League giants.

"There has been a bid for him from Chelsea, it is for £1.5million," Forest manager Steve Cotterill told the Nottingham Evening Post.

Bamford has also attracted interest from other clubs and Cotterill is set to discuss the bid with his chairman as he does not expect Bamford to sign a new deal with the East Midlands club.

"The problem we have is that Patrick has been offered a couple of contracts now and I am not sure he will sign a new contract at Nottingham Forest," he added.

"We are going to have a meeting to decide where that goes. What materialises, we will find out shortly."