- Nathan Ake is set to complete a £43m move to Man City this summer
- The former Chelsea star is expected to undergo a medical exam at the Etihad Stadium in the coming days
- Ake joined Bournemouth from the Blues on a permanent deal in 2017 after winning a couple of titles at Stamford Bridge
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Premier League giants Manchester City are closer to sealing a £43 million deal for former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake this summer.
The 25-year-old Dutchman is expected to undergo a medical exam at the Etihad Stadium after reaching personal terms with them.
Ake's move was confirmed days after his club Bournemouth relegated from the EPL in the 2019-20 season.
He scored twice and assisted two other goals in 29 Premier League appearances in the outgoing season, and he has been considered to play for Pep Guardiola next term.
The former Chelsea star could finally replace legendary Vincent Kompany who left the club after helping them win back-to-back English topflight in 2018.
Ake joined Bournemouth in 2017 in the club-record fee of about £20 million having won two Premier Leagues, one Europea League, and a few other domestic titles at Stamford Bridge.
Guardiola has tried a few combinations at the heart of his defense line but the results weren't favourable as they finished with 18 points behind Liverpool on the table.
Meanwhile, Arsenal icon Martin Keown has reservations about the stature of the player in his position as reported by Talk Sport.
Keown, himself a defender, told talkSPORT last week: “I do have concerns, in terms of the stature of the player – 5ft 11. “He looked more like a full-back at the beginning of his career.
“Came in, let’s not forget, he made his debut in 2012, he’s no longer really a young player. “But he has been magnificent for Bournemouth for the last three/four seasons. “Of course, this year it didn’t work out.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have announced the signing of Spanish winger Ferran Torres joining the Etihad landlords from Valencia on a five-year deal.
The Citizens lost the 2019/20 Premier League title to Liverpool and the club's manager Pep Guardiola made it clear that he will bolster his squad for next season.
And that process has started by getting the signature of Ferran Torres who is now Pep Guardiola's first summer signing.
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