Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Patrick Bamford over an improved contract with the club following the 21-year-old’s stunning performances on loan with Championship outfit Middlesborough.
The forward has scored 17 times this term, including an inspirational performance on Tuesday night, as he netted one and created another in the crucial victory over Middlesborough’s play-off rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The youngster has been pivotal in Boro’s push for promotion to the Premier League, and it’s no wonder that Chelsea are keen to keep the promising striker in their ranks.
The England Under-21 international earns a reported £7,500 and, according to the Daily Mail, the Blues are set to vastly improve this figure, and offer a contract extension with his current deal set to expire next year, as a reward for his outstanding contribution to Middlesborough during his loan spell this term.
However, it’s sadly doubtful that Jose Mourinho will ever hand Bamford a role in his first-team. Since joining the west London outfit in 2012, he has had been sent out on loan to MK Dons and Derby County, as well as Middlesborough. Despite impressing during these spells away from the club, he still very much remains on the periphery of the senior squad.