Chelsea set to sell 22-year-old defender to raise £60m in transfer funds – report

Chelsea are ready to sell Nathan Ake in a £20m deal to Bournemouth in the summer transfer window, according to reports

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Chelsea are poised to sell Nathan Ake to Bournemouth in a £20m deal, according to reports in the English media.

The Evening Standard is reporting that the Netherlands international will complete a return to Bournemouth following his loan spell at the Cherries last term.

The same article reveals that Ake’s sale will mean Chelsea have already raised £60m in player sales this summer as Antonio Conte prepares to enter the transfer market.

The Chelsea boss is still waiting to land his first summer signing in what has been a frustrating spell for the Italian since winning the Premier League title.

Ake impressed during a loan at Bournemouth last season before the Blues manager recalled the Dutch starlet in January to help Chelsea get over the line in the title race.

The versatile defender made five appearances in all competitions for the west London side as Ake provided cover for Conte’s back three in the final months of the season.

Ake scored two goals in 10 appearances in the Premier League during his loan spell at Bournemouth, including a memorable winner in a 4-3 victory over Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium.

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