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Chelsea submit bid for Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake

The defensive department of the Chelsea squad needs quality additions this summer.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Chelsea have submitted bid for Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake.

The 27-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Manchester City spent 45.3 million euros to sign the Netherlands international from AFC Bournemouth in the summer of 2020. The 27-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2025.

In 40 appearances for Manchester City, Ake has managed to score four goals.

Nathan Ake
Nathan Ake

The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Netherlands. Ake has also left his mark at the international stage after netting three goals in 27 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.

He is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by City this summer and the list of suitors in the Netherlands international continues to grow.

Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new centre-back and Nathan Ake is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Netherlands international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Tuchel wants to target in the summer transfer window.


The former Bournemouth man has a good defensive mind, someone who can spot attacking threats and nullify them. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Chelsea have made a cash bid for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake. Football.London says Chelsea have made an official offer for City stopper Ake. The Blues are eager to add some steel to their backline this summer following Antonio Rudiger’s exit. And Ake’s one of the names the Blues have been linked with recently. Now, the Blues have tabled a £30m bid for the centre-back.”

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Manchester City would be wise to keep the Netherlands international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Chelsea?

If Ake is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Chelsea.

A move to Chelsea is exactly what Ake needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

All in all, Nathan Ake will be an ideal choice for Tuchel as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.

It will be interesting to see whether Chelsea will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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