A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…
Patrick Bamford will be allowed to leave Chelsea but the club want to insert a buy-back clause in any permanent deal, The Telegraph reports.
The Telegraph say Norwich and Championship promotion-chasers Hull and Middlesbrough are keen to land Bamford and that Blues youngsters Bertrand Traore and Charly Musonda are wanted by Hamburg and Dutch side Heerenveen respectively.
Bournemouth could be about to revive their interest in Matt Phillips, the Daily Mirror say.
West London Sport recently revealed that the Cherries were among the clubs keen on the QPR winger and that Middlesbrough had had a £6m bid for him rejected.
The south-coast side have since signed Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban, but the Mirror suggests Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could turn his attention back to Phillips after Junior Stanislas suffered a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Livingston manager David Hopkin says Nottingham Forest have tabled a bid for the Scottish club’s 16-year-old striker Matthew Knox, who is also on QPR’s radar.
Swansea City are also said to be interested in Knox, who recently trained with Manchester United.
Hopkin told the Edinburgh Evening News: “We’ve had a couple of bids for him. The board are looking at Forest’s offer at this moment in time, but I think he can go higher.
“Swansea and QPR have also shown their interest. If he doesn’t go anywhere then we’ll be delighted to have him.”