Newcastle United still believe it is possible to persuade Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford to join their ranks, despite being turned down by the 21-year old last week.
ChelseaNews24 reported last week that Bamford, who won the Championship’s Young Player of the Year award for his haul of 17 goals for Middlesbrough last season, had rejected the chance to spend next season on loan at St James’ Park in the hope of forcing his way into Jose Mourinho’s first team.
Newcastle United have been undeterred and are hoping to get Bamford even if it means taking him on a permanent deal for £8 million. The Magpies are trying to strengthen their attack after only just avoiding relegation last season. They have appointed ex-England manager Steve McClaren as their new head coach and have been liked with a number of players, including Charlie Austin, who Chelsea are also interested in.