MIDDLESBROUGH have finally confirmed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.

The move has been a drawn-out process between the two clubs, but Bamford arrived on Teesside on Friday to complete a medical and sign terms. 

It is not known whether he has completed his registration in time to be involved against Reading at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

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Bamford, 20, scored 25 goals last season while on loan at Milton Keynes and Derby County.