Chelsea ‘interested in bringing academy star Nathan Ake back in shock transfer from Man City as defenders eyed’
CHELSEA are keen to bring Nathan Ake back to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
The defender, 27, joined the Blues’ academy in 2010 before climbing up the ranks and making his Premier League debut two years later.
He made 17 senior appearances across all competitions in between three consecutive loan spells at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth respectively.
In 2017 he joined the Cherries for a £20million fee and doubled his price tag during his spell on the South coast.
His fantastic form attracted interest from various clubs including Manchester City, who bought him for £41m three years later.
But now he could be on the move once again.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are keen on bringing Ake back to the club.
Thomas Tuchel is looking to sign two new centre-backs to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who left last month for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is another name on the transfer wishlist, although the Italian giants want him to remain at the Allianz Stadium.
Chelsea are also looking to bolster their attack, with Romelu Lukaku set to return to Inter Milan on loan.
Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a top target after the Blues missed out on Gabriel Jesus, who is on his way to Arsenal.
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They are also in talks to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who is said to be edging closer to an exit from Camp Nou.
Tuchel is eager to make him one of the first additions of the Todd Boehly era.