Chelsea signing Patrick Bamford has revealed he found the decision to move to Chelsea an easy one, with the former Nottingham Forest starlet hoping to develop into a top player for both his club and England.

At just 18 years of age, Bamford has starred for the Nottingham Forest youth academy, and though he only made one appearance on the pitch for the senior side, in the FA Youth Cup the youngster has been on fire, scoring nine goals in two matches in January against Wigan and Southampton.

And the England Under 18 international said he was in shock to find interest from Chelsea on deadline day, after Steve Coterill confirmed in the morning that talks were taking place with the Blues over a deal.

"It was an easy decision to make in the end,' he told Chelsea TV. 'I knew there had been talks going on for a while, but when my dad told me to get ready because we were going down to Chelsea I couldn't believe it.

"It's hard because I grew up supporting Nottingham Forest, but I had to think about my future development as a player.

"My goals here are simply to progress as a player, develop and hopefully one day to go on and train with the first team.

"I grew up watching players such as Didier Drogba, and Frank Lampard who I met in the physios' room, so to play with them and people like Fernando Torres would be amazing."

Bamford is hoping to making a swift return to his former home ground, and if Chelsea defeat West Ham in the FA Cup it could just happen for the forward.

He added: "I hope Chelsea beat West Ham now because the winners will play Nottingham Forest in the next round, it would be very special to go back."

Meanwhile, the club's other youth signing for the window, Kevin de Bruyne, says he also chose the move to Chelsea because they offered a proposal that was impossible to refuse.

"I chose Chelsea because I really like the club," he told Sky Sports.

"They came with a proposition for me that is amazing.

"I can progress and play for a good team and then I have the option to be loaned out next year to a team better than the Belgian competition. It's great."

Chelsea have concentrated a lot more on building their youth policy since Andre Villas-Boas took over managerial duties at the end of last season. While the club spent around £17 million on three players this January, the amount is significantly less than the £50 million they spent on Fernando Torres alone this time last year.