Report: Leicester interested in Patrick Bamford of Chelsea

Leicester are rivalling Norwich and Newcastle for Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford.

Leicester are considering making a move for Patrick Bamford of Chelsea, the Daily Mail reports.

The Blues striker is back at Stamford Bridge having ended a disappointing loan spell with Crystal Palace.

He struggled in the first-half of the season, but is not set to play for Chelsea this year, and the club are said to be willing to both loan him out, and cash in on him on a permanent deal.

Leicester are the latest team to enter the race for Bamford, as they assess their options in the last days of the transfer window.

Claudio Ranieri wants to sign a new striker this month, but other options are being taken off the table, and the 22-year-old has become a realistic target for the Foxes.

However, they face competition from two other Premier League sides for Bamford.

The Mirror claim that Norwich are interested in him, whilst Steve McClaren has plans to bring him to Newcastle, as reported by the Telegraph.

Gazette Live have claimed that Chelsea will consider selling Bamford for roughly £10 million, although it would not come as a surprise to see them place a buy-back clause in any permanent transfer.

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