Patrick Bamford is reportedly about to leave the club and join Middlesbrough on a deal worth around £6m, with significant add-ons and clauses which could send the sum towards the £10m mark.
The player was only recalled on Saturday from a loan at Burnley because he was getting no playing time. He only made six substitute appearances and found himself behind Andre Gray, Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes in the Turf Moor pecking order.
Bamford who’s previously been loaned to Middlesbrough had his best season to date with the club in the 2014/15 campaign, scoring 21 goals and also claiming the Championship’s Player of the Year award.
However he hasn’t found the back of the net in the Premier League yet during three loan spells with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley. Some fans aren’t sure if his good enough for top-level football so a £10m deal at this moment time looks good business for the Blues.
Chelsea also recalled Nathan Ake, Charly Musonda and Kenedy from failed loan spells this month. Those three are likely to feature for the first team in the remaining months of the season.
Bamford on the other hand is highly unlikely to figure in head coach Antonio Conte’s plans and is realistically never going to be good enough to play for Chelsea.