Not content with pursuing Raheem Sterling, Chelsea are also considering moving for another Manchester City player in the form of Nathan Ake.
The Dutchman began his senior professional career at Stamford Bridge having joined their academy system from Feyenoord, , but only made seven senior appearances for them before loan moves to Reading, Watford, and then Bournemouth, the South Coast side eventually making the move permanent.
In August 2020, Manchester City signed him on a five year deal for £41 million, but he has struggled to establish himself under Pep Guardiola, making just 40 appearances in all competitions in the past two years.
And, with the World Cup on the horizon, Ake may decide that this is the ideal time to leave the Etihad for regular football, if he wants to be part of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch squad.
Chelsea are in the market for a left-sided central defender to replace the departed Antonio Rüdiger.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.