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Bournemouth have accepted Manchester City’s £41m bid for defender Nathan Ake, according to Fabrizio Romano. Talks between the clubs over the Netherlands centre-back had begun before the end of the Premier League season.
Pep Guardiola wants him after problems for Kalidou Koulibaly. The confirmation of Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship on Sunday all but confirmed that the 25-year-old would depart this summer.
Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £20m in 2017 and had been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge. And Bournemouth must give Chelsea the chance to match Man City’s £41m bid as part of the deal from 2017.
Man City have found an agreement to sign Nathan Aké from Bournemouth.
€43M will be the fee – paperworks time to complete the deal.
Pep wants him after problems for Koulibaly (Man City are still angry with Napoli because of Jorginho/Chelsea deal two years ago) 🔵 #MCFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2020