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Official: Chelsea will announce transfer deal tomorrow after reaching agreement with Premier League club


Chelsea will tomorrow announce that centre forward Patrick James Bamford will leave the club to join Burnley on a season-long loan deal.

According to the Daily Star, the 22-year-old will spend this season with the Clarets.

The Englishman is yet to make his senior debut with the Blues and has been loaned out to Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Norwich City in recent seasons.

On Friday morning, manager Antonio Conte made it clear that Chelsea are still in the market to strengthen their squad.

But he believes it will not be easy to secure the services of important players before next week's deadline day.

"I believe with this market it's very difficult," Conte is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

"It's very difficult to believe in something. I have some targets, and you understand these targets are very difficult to buy.

"I repeat: this transfer market is very crazy, very difficult to reach the targets for us. But we have a game against Burnley for now which is more important than the transfer market.

"Then, after that, I hope to have some more players than now before the deadline.

"We know Chelsea are a great team.

"Every team must fight until the end for the title. But, also, we know that last season the players were not fifth, or sixth, but tenth. Don't forget this."

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