Chelseafc are interested in a deal to re-sign 24-year old Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake to bolster their leaky defence, according to a report in England.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues manager Frank Lampard is set to decide whether he will launch a bid for the Netherlands international in the January transfer window.
The same article states that Chelseafc’s potential move for Ake hinges on the fitness of Germany international Antonio Rudiger, who has been sidelined for a large part of the season, even with the constant mishap from Zouma, Christensen and Tomori.
According to the same story, Lampard will have £150m to spend on new signings in the January transfer window after their transfer ban was overturned last week with a lot in his mind and positions to strengthen.
The Daily Telegraph go on to claim that Chelseafc are quite confident they can re-sign Ake for a deal worth around £40m after the Dutch centre-half was sold to Bournemouth for a £20m fee in 2017.
The report reveals that Manchester United and Manchester City were quoted £70m when they made enquiries about Ake in the summer transfer window, since Chelsea and Bournemouth have a good relationship the price might go for less.
Ake suffered a fitness blow on Saturday after the 24-year-old pulled his hamstring during Bournemouth’s 3-0 win against premier league leaders Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea suffered a 3-1 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday due to defenders mishap gifting Everton three goals to lose their grip on fourth place,to become only five points ahead of Manchester United who have had a wonderful week beating both Tottenham and Manchester city in succession.
The defeat also makes Chelsea 6 points ahead of Tottenham, any more mistakes will take them out of top four,so a defender reinforcement is absolutely needed.