Nathan Ake: Bournemouth defender set for £35m summer move to Manchester City

Nathan Ake: Bournemouth defender set for £35m summer move to Manchester City

- Nathan Ake has become a summer target for Premier League side Manchester City

- The Bournemouth defender has been in fine form since he left Chelsea in 2017

- Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham are other clubs also interested in the Dutchman

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Nathan Ake's future at Bournemouth has remained uncertain as Man City are close to agreeing a move for the Dutch defender.

Pep Guardiola's side have suffered several injury problems at their backline this season and reports claim that the former Chelsea defender will be a key recruit.

It is understood that the 25-year-old who has been linked with a return to Chelsea would cost £35million.

Nathan Ake set for £35m summer move to Manchester City

Nathan Ake set for £35m summer move to Manchester City. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Manchester United and Tottenham have also shown their interest in signing the Netherland international who left Stamford Bridge for £20m in 2017 after a handful of first-team appearances.

And Ake whose current is set to end in 2022 has been in consistent form since he joined the Cherries.

Bournemouth are currently struggling to survive in the Premier League and a drop from the elite division would guarantee Ake's departure during the summer window.

The Dutchman's arrival at the Etihad would increase the speculation regarding City defenders like John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.

And former City assistant coach Mikel Arteta could be interested in signing anyone of them to Arsenal for the next campaign.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly concluded plans to equip his backline when the summer transfer window opens this summer.

Spurs have kept just three clean sheets in all competitions since the arrival of the Portuguese born tactician last December and he is now ready to splash £120 million on defenders this summer.

Benfica’s Ruben Dias is one of the stars on Mourinho's radar while AFC Bournemouth star Nathan Ake, Norwich City’s Max Aarons, Nice’s Youcef Atal, and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell all also on the manager's wishlist.

Legit.ng also reported that Chelsea legend John Terry has recounted how he liaised with Antonio Conte to exclude him from his squad in a bid to accommodate Nathan Ake in his last season.

The former England international was hoping the Dutch youngster would blossom into his best at Stamford Bridge.

So he decided to offer his spot for the defender in the early parts of the 2016-17 season but that really never happened.

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