Chelsea defender Nathan Ake is close to joining AFC Bournemouth, according to The Sun.
The Sun believe that Cherries boss Eddie Howe failed with an £18M bid to sign Ake on a permanent basis in the January transfer window, but has revived his interest this summer, and it looks as though he is going to get his man.
As per The Sun, Bournemouth are close to completing the signing of Ake from the Premier League champions, and Antonio Conte will receive £20M into his transfer fund in exchange for the Dutchman’s services.
The Sun note that Ake is expected to put pen-to-paper on a move to the Vitality Stadium in July when he returns from his holidays.
Ake has been at Chelsea since he was sixteen-years-old. If The Sun are correct in their report, it looks as though he is going to be the latest academy player who was unable to reach his full potential in blue.