- City have reportedly had a £41m bid for Nathan Ake accepted by Bournemouth
- Guardiola is looking to revamp his defense with Ake being identified as the perfect one for center back
- The 25-year-old initially joined Bournemouth on loan before signing permanently
Manchester City are on the verge of signing Dutch center back Nathan Ake from relegated side Bournemouth after the Cherries accepted £41 million from the Premier League giants.
Sky Sports reports that a deal to sign the 25-year old is in its advanced stages and the towering defender is set to link up with Guardiola for the 2020/2021 campaign.
Ake featured 29 times for the Cherries this season although his performances were not enough to save Eddie Howe’s side from relegation.
After their fate was confirmed, it was almost certain the defender, who is considered high profile, would leave the club with City being his most likely destination.
If they manage to complete the deal, City would have beaten rivals United to Ake’s signature as the Red Devils were also intent on signing him.
The Ake to City transfer would also potentially mean that City would open the door for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s move to the Red half of Manchester.
Initially a Chelsea player, Ake had loan spells at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth before finally signing permanently for the Cherries.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Manchester City have reportedly agreed on a massive deal with Spanish side Valencia for the summer signing of right winger Ferran Torres.
Since the Citizens were dethroned as champions of England by Liverpool, Pep Guardiola and his chiefs want to bolster the squad in order to fight for honours next season.
According to the report on UK Sun, the two clubs involved have agreed on a deal which will make Ferran Torres sign a five year deal with Manchester City.
Ferran Torres will arrive at the Etihad stadium for an initial fee of £20.8m plus up to £10.8m worth of add-ons.
The report added that the 20-year-old Spaniard will be a replacement for David Silva who left Manchester City after 10 years in the Premier League.
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