Chelsea want to bring Nathan Ake back to Stamford Bridge and are ready to activate the defender’s buyback clause, claims a report.
The Ake transfer talk is gathering momentum after The Guardian claimed last week that Chelsea were ready to pounce on the centre-back if the Cherries are relegated.
Now Todofichajes report that Frank Lampard is keen on bringing the 25-year-old, who left west London three summers ago, back to the club as he looks for a flexible centre-back, left-back option.
The Blues have yet to make an approach for their former star, but a deal could happen if Bournemouth are relegated with the Cherries happy to “facilitate” a transfer if they go down.
Apparently Lampard wants one significant signing for each “line” and with striker Timo Werner all set to complete a move, Lampard has switched his attention to his rearguard.
Chelsea do have a buyback clause on Ake despite the player featuring just 17 times in six years with the club.
When he was sold to Bournemouth for £20m in 2017, Chelsea retained the right to have the first option to re-sign him for double that amount – but Sky Sports News backed up claims they passed up on the opportunity in the winter window.
Now though they look ready to go back in for the Dutch defender.