Man City open talks With Former Chelsea Player

Man City open talks With Former Chelsea Player

With Bournemouth battling in the relegation zone in the English premier league, the club might be willing to cash on some of their players and manchester city has shown interest in one of there player Nathan Ake.

Now 25, Nathan Ake will be one of the likeliest departures from Bournemouth if the Cherries are relegated from the Premier League this season.

According to the Athletic’s David Ornstein on Monday, Man City and Chelsea are both looking at making a move for Ake this summer.

Ake is under contract at the Vitality Stadium until 2022. This season he’s played 25 times in the league, scoring twice.

The Dutchman was watched by City before the winter transfer window and while no advances were made then, the interest has intensified and early discussions have taken place in relation to a possible deal.

Ake was brought up in the youth ranks at Chelsea before he broke into the first team back in 2012.

Ultimately Ake was never able to cement a place in Chelsea’s first-team squad, which lead to loan spells at Reading and Watford before he turned a loan move to Bournemouth into a permanent deal in 2017.

Today, David Ornstein has noted that Chelsea is also looking at Ake, while there’s confusion over whether the Blues still have an active buy-back clause:

Despite some confusion over whether a buyback option inserted into the agreement that took Ake from Chelsea to Bournemouth on a permanent basis in 2017 remains active, the Blues have stayed in the conversation. However, City currently appears the keenest suitor.

It’s worth noting that back in December 2019, David Ornstein reported that Chelsea’s buy-back clause for Ake was still active.

Back then, Ornstein confirmed that a £40 million buyback clause was included in Ake’s contract when Chelsea sold him to Bournemouth.

Moreover, readers were previously told that Chelsea had secured a first refusal right for Ake too.
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