Transfer Bin: Tottenham to swoop for five goal in seven Chelsea starlet

According to a report popping up on Thursday afternoon, Tottenham will move this summer for Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford.

But not so fast, rumour mill - welcome back to the Transfer Bin, where ridiculous market machinations are put the the sword.

The latest absurdity comes from the Metro, who claim Spurs are gearing up for a summer assault to take the 20-year-old Bamford off the Blues’ hands when the transfer window triumphantly opens once more.

The England U-21 international has dazzled in his adventures away from Stamford Bridge since joining Chelsea in January 2012 - first with MK Dons and at present for Steve McClaren’s Derby County side.

A superb record of 21 goals in 48 at Stadium MK saw him impress in League One before moving up to the Championship with Derby last month - where he’s hit the back of the net five times through seven appearances to start.

The Metro’s report claims that Tim Sherwood has made getting Bamford’s signature a top priority for the summer, keen to hand him a spot in the senior set-up from the off - playing on a lack of space for the youngster in Jose Mourinho’s side.

Just a few problems exist with that theory, however.

Sure, Sherwood may well be quite smitten with Bamford, but then again given his record and age - what manager wouldn’t be?

There quite simply no reason for Chelsea to allow such a brilliant prospect to leave for a rival club - Bamford has yet to even step foot on the pitch in the top flight and the Blues look to have a future star on the books.

So just why would Chelsea hand over the keys to the kingdom to Spurs?

They won’t, it’s really just that simple.

Bamford needs to continue his development and Mourinho seems to have two options in that regard - keep him at the Bridge next term and gradually integrate him into the squad, or farm him out to a lesser Premier League side for experience.

Tottenham won’t be getting anywhere close to the Englishman, the Blues have no reason to strengthen a competitor in the upper reaches of the table with a potential jewel for the future.

So add this one to the list of proposed transfer deals more fit for Narnia than reality, because it’s not one that will be happening when the bell tolls for chopping and changing to resume in the summer.

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