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Roberto Di Matteo to convince Chelsea centre forward to join him at Villa Park


New Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo wants Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford to join him at Villa Park, the Daily Mirror has revealed.

The 22-year-old spent this season on loan at Norwich City after more loan spells at Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Derby County.

He is yet to make his official debut for the Blues and is not part of Antonio Conte's plans for next season.

Speaking of the youngster two months ago, Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said Bamford should be more patient instead of demanding "instant success".

"He probably could have handled that better," Pardew said in April.

"Me and Patrick spoke about it. He knows there were a couple of errors. But that happens with young players.

"He wants to be a success instantly. But sometimes you need patience. You can get injured, lose form or not get in the team.

"He's a young player who was Championship Player of the Year [the previous season with Middlesbrough], scoring a lot of goals. Then he found himself not in a team.

"I had absolutely no problem with him, he's a cracking lad. He will have a great career. Patrick has a great chance, he has natural finishing skills."

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