Chelsea bid £1.5m for Bamford

The 18-year-old has made just two substitute appearances during

his short career at the City Ground, but has reportedly attracted

attention from a number of clubs.

Cotterill is set to discuss the bid with his chairman as he does

not expect Bamford to sign a new deal with the east midlands


“There has been a bid for him from Chelsea, it is for

£1.5million,” Cotterill told the Nottingham Evening Post.

“The problem we have is that Patrick has been offered a couple

of contracts now and I am not sure he will sign a new contract at

Nottingham Forest.

“We are going to have a meeting to decide where that goes. What

materialises, we will find out shortly.”