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Bournemouth fear defender bid

19th November 2018, 04:46 by Michael Holland

Chelsea could be ready to trigger a £40million buy-back clause to re-sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Ake has been a revelation for Bournemouth since joining the Cherries on a permanent basis last summer and a number of clubs are targeting a swoop for the central defender.

Manchester United and Tottenham are both keen, but Chelsea very shrewdly included a buy-back clause in the deal when they sold him to Bournemouth and could activate it.

It remains to be seen whether the Cherries could block the move, and whether the clause just gives Chelsea first option at that fee, should they decide to sell.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has always insisted he is under no pressure to sell, while Ake himself says he is happy and settled on the south coast and is not interested in a move.

However there is a chance both club and player could have their resolve tested at the end of the season, possibly even before then, if reports of a Chelsea bid are true.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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