Bournemouth defender Ake: Of course Tottenham and Man Utd are big clubs

Ruben Hill
October 15, 2018

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake insists he's not getting carried away with January transfer rumours.

The Red Devils remain in the market for centre-half additions after failing to bolster their ranks in that department over the summer.

The Daily Star reported that Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Ake, whilst The Sun note that Ake is now Spurs' top target to succeed Jan Vertonghen in defence.

He boasts plenty of Premier League experience, is a senior global with the Netherlands and would be a long-term option to slip into the fold at Old Trafford.

Chelsea, who sold Ake to Bournemouth for £20million in June 2017, have an agreement with the Cherries which allows the 23-year-old to return to Stamford Bridge for £40m.

However, Ake gave a video interview with Voetbal International following the Netherlands' 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday, which appeared to play down talk of a move.

The Telegraph reports that both clubs would be forced to wait for Chelsea to make a decision on the player before finding out whether or not they could land him in a £40 million deal. "They are rumours on the Internet and as long as I do not hear anything myself, I will not go into that".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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