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Leeds United named as potential destination for Patrick Bamford, along with Hull and Brighton.

Leeds United have been named as a potential destination for Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, by The Telegraph.

The Telegraph tip Leeds United, Hull City and Brighton as clubs who could make a move for the forward this transfer window.

Burnley's Patrick BamfordBurnley's Patrick Bamford

Bamford is currently on loan from Chelsea at Burnley, but his spell at Turf Moor has been unsuccessful.

The Daily Mail reported this week that Chelsea are considering activating a clause in his contract to cancel his loan deal.

Former club Middlesbrough were said to be keen, with Bamford impressing on loan at the club in 2014/15, winning the Championship Player of the Year award.

Norwich's Patrick BamfordNorwich's Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford celebrates after scoring the first goal for MiddlesbroughPatrick Bamford celebrates after scoring the first goal for Middlesbrough

Bamford has since had unsuccessful Premier League loans at Norwich City, Crystal Palace and now Burnley, and dropping down into the Championship may be preferable for him.

Hull City, listed as contenders, would offer more of the same, a role in a struggling side, and Bamford could be more tempted by the chance to join a team playing at the top of England's second tier.

Brighton would have an advantage over Leeds in that regard, currently sitting at the top of the Championship after Newcastle's loss yesterday.

Garry Monk's side sit in fifth place in the Championship at present, and a recent injury to Chris Wood highlighted their need for an additional striker.

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