United Eye Bamford Swoop

Leeds United are in talks to sign Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, according to Sky sources.

The 24-year-old joined Boro from Chelsea on a permanent deal in January 2017 after having previously enjoyed a successful loan spell at the club during the 2014-15 season.

Bamford scored 13 goals in 44 appearances for Middlesbrough last term as the club reached the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

He did not make an appearance for Chelsea during his time with the club and had loan spells at MK Dons, Derby, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley as well as Boro.

Leeds have signed Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman on loan from Chelsea this summer.