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Chelsea have signed Nottingham Forest teenager Patrick Bamford.

The 18-year-old striker has joined the west Londoners from the npower Championship club for £1m, which could rise to £1.5m, dependant on appearances.

Bamford’s Forest deal was due to expire in the summer and has now made the switch the Stamford Bridge.

Forest report that they have negotiated a sell-on clause and released a statement.

‘Bamford’s current Forest contract was due to expire this summer and despite being offered the most lucrative contract ever tabled by the Reds for a player of his age, his representatives had indicated he would not re-sign with the club,’ it read.

‘He travelled south for talks earlier today after Forest agreed a fee with Chelsea before completing the formalities of his switch to Stamford Bridge.

‘The fee Forest have negotiated with Chelsea includes a sell-on clause.’

Bamford has made two first-team appearances for Forest and will go into Chelsea’s reserve set-up.

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