Chelsea to complete £61m first signing as 22-year-old heads for exit – report

Chelsea are set to complete the £61m signing of Alex Sandro from Juventus, according to reports

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea are set to complete the £61m signing of Alex Sandro from Juventus, with Nathan Ake set to join Bournemouth for £20m, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the west London side are set to wrap up a club-record deal to land full-back Sandro from Juventus but will be able to recoup a large portion of the fee by selling Ake to Bournemouth.

The same story claims that Ake is determined to enjoy regular first-team football next season after being recalled early from his loan spell at Bournemouth back in January.

Ake found his first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge limited following his return after impressing during the first half of the season with Eddie Howe’s men.

The article claims that Chelsea are “reluctant” to sell the 22-year-old Ake but if they do end up doing a deal, the will demand to have a buy-back option inserted in his contract.

Chelsea have been linked with a host of players this summer but are yet to confirm the arrival of any new deals ahead of next season.

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