Man City to battle Chelsea for Nathan AKe signature

Man City to battle Chelsea for Nathan AKe signature

Report has it that Chelsea could move to bring Nathan Ake back to Stamford Bridge from Bournemouth, but face competition from Manchester City.

The Dutch defender made his professional debut with the Blues in 2012 and spent time on loan at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth before joining the Cherries permanently in 2017.

 The Blues are rumoured to be interested in adding Ake to the squad in January but it seems that Pep Guardiola is also keen to take the Dutch international to the Etihad Stadium.

 ‘Manchester City are interested in a January deal for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake, despite a contract clause seemingly putting Chelsea in pole position to bring him back to Stamford Bridge,’ the report on the Sky Sports News website states.

 ‘The west London club inserted a £40m buy-back clause into the centre-back's £20m deal to Bournemouth in 2017, and they are now understood to want Ake back after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted.

 ‘But City are also understood to want to sign Ake if they can next month, having failed to replace Vincent Kompany in the summer and suffered as a result of the long-term injury to Aymeric Laporte..’
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