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Inter Milan target Manchester City star Nathan Ake

Inter Milan need to strengthen their defense.

The latest update from Italy suggests that Inter Milan are targeting Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake.

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.

The centre-back has featured in nine matches this term in all competitions.

Nathan Ake
Nathan Ake

He 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 29 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.

Adding a centre-back remains Inter’s top priority this winter and Inzaghi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

The report claims that Inter manager has extensively scouted Nathan Ake and is considering a move for the centre-back.

Inter are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.


The former Bournemouth man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Inter Milan are eyeing Manchester City defender Nathan Ake. The Nerazzurri are targeting the Dutchman for the January market. Inter are concerned losing Milan Skriniar and see Ake as an ideal replacement. Transfer expert Ekrem Konur reports: “Inter is trying to tempt Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake into leaving Manchester City.” Ake has a deal at City to 2025.”

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It would take a huge offer from Inter to prise the 27-year-old centre-back from City.

The English giants 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 Inter Milan?

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

A centre-back of Nathan Ake’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Inter squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Inzaghi’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.

It will be interesting to see whether Inter will make their move during the winter 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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