Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern hope the club keep hold of their rising star after ESPN revealed Southampton are interested in signing Patrick Bamford.
The England Under-21 international recently picked up the Championship player of the year award after scoring 17 league goals this season, making it no surprise that Saints are interested.
Bamford has shown his true potential since being loaned out to the Riverside and he has been breathe of fresh air, forcing people to raise the question, ‘is he ready to break into the starting line up next season?’.
The Blues could be willing to loan the 21-year-old out to the Ronald Koeman’s side as they are renowned for developing young talent.
And Koeman is an admirer of Bamford and believes the skilful player could fit into his high tempo attacking football, which would give him a good platform to prove himself in the top flight.