Chelsea willing to offload forward, but only if suitors agree to THIS clause

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Chelsea are understood to be willing to cash in on forward Patrick Bamford, but will only sell the attacker if buyers agree to including a buy-back clause in the deal.

The English attacker shone on loan at Middlesbrough last season, and took the north-east heavyweights to the brink of a return to the Premier League, only to lose the playoff final to Norwich City.

The 22-year-old moved on loan to Crystal Palace at the beginning of the season, but called time on his own temporary stay at Selhurst Park after growing frustrated with a perceived lack of opportunity at the south-London club under Alan Pardew.

He returned to Stamford Bridge following the departure of Jose Mourinho, but has failed to make an impact under Guus Hiddink and could now be tipped for the exit door.

The Telegraph [via the Daily Star] note that the Blues would be willing to offload the former wonderkid, but only if prospective buyers agree to include a buyback clause in the deal.

Premier League side Norwich, as well as Championship duo Hull City and Middlesbrough, are understood to be keen on the player, although one or two interested parties may emerge from the woodwork after being made aware that the Pensioners would be willing to cash in on the player.

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