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Nathan Ake: I’m really happy to be back

Nathan Ake

Chelsea defender Nathan Ake returned to Bournemouth, where he spent the first part of the last season on loan

Bournemouth and Chelsea have agreed a 20m deal for the 22-year-old Dutchman.

Ake will join Jermain Defoe who completed a move from relegated Sunderland.

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“I had a great time here last season so I’m really happy to be back,” Aké told Bournemouth’s website. “It’s an exciting challenge. Chelsea is a great club and I learned so much there but this is a new step and the right place for me to develop even more.

“The fans haven’t seen the best of me yet. I always set the bar high so I know there is a lot of things I still have to work on. “With the help of the manager here I know I can keep improving and become a better player.”