Chelsea are set to let striker Patrick Bamford move to Norwich on a permanent deal but only if there is a buy-back clause inserted in his contract.

Norwich were heavily linked with last season’s ‘Championship Player of the Year’ over the summer before Bamford started an unsuccessful loan move at Crystal Palace and the Canaries are said to be interested in bolstering their striking options.

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Bamford hasn’t been able to break into the Chelsea first-team despite their struggles this season and it seems highly likely that he will be moved on. A number of Championship clubs are reportedly chasing the striker on loan but with Norwich in the Premier League and with the chance of first-team football on offer, it could seem a better option.

Norwich have been extremely busy in the transfer window and should Bamford decide to move to Carrow Road then he would become the sixth new signing this month after Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto, Ben Godfrey, Timm Klose and Steven Naismith all made permanent switches to Norfolk.