Bournemouth ready to secure services of Chelsea ace

Bournemouth are looking to complete a January loan deal for Chelsea ace Patrick Bamford after he ended his spell with Crystal Palace, Daily Star reports.

The 22-year-old joined the Eagles during the summer, but has grown very frustrated with his limited role under manager Alan Pardew.

A return to the Blues could mean even less playing time for the striker as he begins considering his options in regards to a loan switch elsewhere.

Bournemouth have now emerged as a possible destination as manager Eddie Howe is looking to add another forward into his squad.

He has now seen his team fail to score a single goal in their last three Premier League matches, with Glenn Murray and Joshua King struggling up top.

The Cherries are now looking to follow their recent loan signing of Juan Iturbe from Serie A giants Roma with the addition of Bamford as they continue their fight to remain in the English top flight.