Chelsea are contemplating a transfer to signal Nathan Ake from Manchester Metropolis with the defender understood to be ‘extremely rated’ by Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel is looking for defensive reinforcements following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer season, with the west Londoners contemplating a bunch of centre-back targets.
Matthijs de Ligt is known to be Chelsea‘s primary switch goal, although the Blues are ready to see if the defender extends his contract at Juventus earlier than making their transfer.
Jules Kounde additionally stays on the membership’s radar after failed talks for the Sevilla centre-back final summer season, while Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Tuchel stays eager on Ake.
The Dutch worldwide has struggled to command an automated function at Manchester Metropolis and made simply ten league begins for the Premier League champions final season.
The 27-year-old signed for Chelsea as a teen however made simply seven senior appearances earlier than leaving for Bournemouth in a £20m in 2017. Chelsea inserted a buy-back choice into that sale, however didn’t train the choice earlier than Ake’s transfer to Metropolis in 2020.
Ake – who’s snug centrally or at full-back – may present a pure left-footed substitute for Rudiger, who usually occupied the left-hand aspect of Tuchel’s most popular back-three system.
Other than Ake, Chelsea have additionally been linked together with his Metropolis teammate, Raheem Sterling.
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