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Bamford won't be returning to Chelsea before the end of the season.

Chelsea's on-loan forward Patrick Bamford is set to remain at Milton Keynes Dons beyond the expiry of his current deal at StadiumMK after manager Karl Robinson denied the 19 year old was set to join a Championship club in the New Year.

Bamford has scored 12 goals in 18 starts for MK Dons this season, his second at the League One side after making 11 appearances for Robinson's men in the 2012/13 campaign.

The England Under-19 international has never made a professional appearance for Chelsea since joining the club from Nottingham Forest in 2012 but his form for the Dons suggests he could be one to watch in the future.

Having enjoyed an impressive start to the season, Bamford was linked with a move to the second tier upon the expiration of his loan deal on 5 January, but Robinson has slammed the suggestions and has hinted he will remain at the club for the rest of the campaign.

"I've spoken with Chelsea and that is fabricated nonsense," Robinson told MK News. "Nothing has come from Chelsea at all, they don't know where the story has come from.

"Chelsea are very happy at Patrick being here and they're ecstatic at the fact he's coming here and scoring goals.

"Whether people are trying to upset the applecart with us or their agent I don't know, but Patrick knew nothing of it and Chelsea have said nothing. That can put fans' minds at rest and quash any rumours."

Jose Mourinho is suffering something of a striking-crisis upon his return to Stamford Bridge, with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o having all struggled for form this season, raising the possibility of Bamford potentially returning to west London in the New Year.

Bamford himself has ambitions of one day leading the Chelsea attack and spoke in October of hoping to impress Mourinho with his form for MK Dons.

"If I did, say, get 20 goals before Christmas, which is some way off, then maybe Mourinho might have a look and give me a few goes on the bench but if not I just want to push on," he told Sky Sports News.

"I think it is important as I was only playing 21 football at Chelsea," he added.

"Compared to League One there are more teams playing football so it is a bit different and when you step up there is a difference in physicality.

"I felt I was strong enough but there was a lot of development to do and I think since I came back this year you can see a difference.

"I would like to say being a regular in the Chelsea first team and being in England, that is my ambition."