Report: Chelsea prospect Patrick Bamford snubs Everton and Newcastle moves

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The 21-year old is reportedly determined to make an impact at Stamford Bridge next season.

Following a fantastic loan spell at Middlesbrough last season, where Bamford bagged 17 goals and the Championship Player of the Year award, speculation has mounted surrounding his next move.

Competition is intense at Chelsea and the Premier League champions look tantalisingly close to securing a deal for Radamel Falcao, as reported in The Independent.

In the event of Falcao’s arrival, Bamford would find himself behind the Colombian in addition to Diego Costa and Loic Remy. His first-team opportunities would surely be limited but, according to The Times, the English striker is prepared to fight for a place.

Newcastle United and Everton are amongst those clubs to have been linked with an approach for his services, by the likes of the Gazette Live, but the striker has reportedly turned down the chance to reunite with Steve McClaren on Tyneside. The new Magpies boss managed Bamford during his time at Derby County and a Premier League loan move would seem to be the natural progression for the striker following his time in the Championship.

Newcastle are looking to increase their firepower after a disappointing season and a move for the Chelsea man seems, on paper, to be a deal to suit all parties.

Despite his determination, Bamford may have little say in the matter if the Chelsea hierarchy decide a loan is best.

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