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Chelsea considered activating a contract clause for Ake, whom they sold to AFC Bournemouth in 2017, which would allow them to sign Ake for £40m. But the option has now expired and Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham are also interested in the Dutch centre-back.
White, who is a Brighton player, currently on loan at Leeds United. Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs to have sent scouts to watch him in action. White’s boss Graham Potter is adamant the 22-year-old is part of his long-term plans. But White could leave if the Seagulls were to suffer relegation.
Chelsea were linked with West Ham defender in January but no bid for the player materialized. The Blues will consider making a move for the £40m player in the summer. David Moyes could be forced to sell him should his side suffer relegation.