With the transfer market beginning to hot up as the weather cools down, another of our players is set to leave the football club. According to our friends at The Sun Bournemouth are closing in on a £20million deal for Nathan Ake.
The 23 year old spent the first half of last season on loan with the Cherries but was recalled by the Blues in January. However, he had very little game time and with Antonio Conte looking at various other centre-back options, Ake appears superfluous to his plans.
Having had a £18million bid rejected last January our source expects the deal to be wrapped up this time when Ake returns from holiday in July.
This appears to be yet another example of Chelsea’s lack of faith in the youth players that they are happy to bring through their academy system. The football factory then sell them on for a profit, and for the benefit of other clubs.