Chelsea have reportedly offered striker Patrick Bamford a new deal after his impressive performances on loan at Middlesbrough brought the Championship club on the brink of earning a promotion to the Premier League.
According to Mirror, the Blues are keen to tie down the youngster, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract to a new deal to ward off interest from various top flight clubs.
Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Everton among others have shown interest in signing the striker, if he becomes surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
The 21-year-old striker has been in imperious form for the Boro this season and has scored 19 goals for the club in all competitions, helping them to the Championship play-offs, where they will take on Brentford for a place in the final against either Ipswich Town or Norwich City.
Jose Mourinho has made personal checks to monitor the progress of the striker, and now the club hierarchy have decided to hand the impressive youngster a new long-term deal.
Bamford is calm regarding the new deal and believes that it will be sorted out in the summer following England's U21 European Championship campaign.
"I have to concentrate on these last few games and hope that Boro as a team go up and we can push into the Premier League," Bamford said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"After that I'm concentrating on the Euros (2015 Under-21 European Championships) with England so I think by the time I'm back from the Euros I can sit down with Chelsea and see what's happening."
"There is a chance I could play against Boro next season but it's open ended and I won't really find out until July," the Blues forward added.