Report: Sheffield Wednesday linked with loan move for Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford

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Bamford has been linked to Newcastle, Aston Villa, Sunderland, West Brom, Everton and now Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday have become the latest team to show an interest in signing Patrick Bamford on loan for the 2015/16 season, according to the Sheffield Star.

The 21-year-old striker enjoyed a great season with Championship side Middlesbrough last term, scoring 19 goals in 44 games as Boro lost in the play-off final. His loan spell expired at the end of the campaign, and he has been linked with a Premier League role next term.

Many believe he could be given a chance at Chelsea - potentially as a third choice striker if Loic Remy leaves the club - but Bamford has also been linked with anoterh loan move away - although this time to the top flight.

A host of Premier League clubs have shown an interest in moving for him, with the Daily Mail claiming Aston Villa want the youngster, the same media outlet suggesting Newcastle and Sunderland are in for him, whilst the Birmingham Mail have reported on West Brom’s interest.

The Mail also claimed that Everton had started sounding out Bamford’s availability a few weeks ago, although Chelsea have yet to outline what the striker’s immediate future holds.

This has not stopped Wednesday now showing an interest in Bamford though, as the Owls look to end their long-awaited return to the Premier League this smoking season.

They do face a challenge to sign Bamford, as Chelsea will likely want him in the Premier League next season so as to ensure his development continues, but the move may be an option if the Blues do not feel Bamford is ready to step up to the top flight yet.

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