Former Chelsea Player in Manchester for Man City medical ahead of transfer

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Nathan Ake is in Manchester and expected to undergo a medical at Manchester City in the next 24 hours ahead of completing a £41m transfer from Bournemouth.

The 25-year-old defender returned from holiday on Tuesday and could be announced as Pep Guardiola’s second summer signing before the weekend.

City opened talks with Bournemouth before the end of the Premier League season and last week agreed a £40m fee – with a further £1m in add-ons.

Personal terms are not expected to be a problem and it will be a club-record sale for Bournemouth.

Ake will join Ferran Torres at the Etihad Stadium after the Spain U21 winger completed a £20.8m switch from Valencia on Tuesday.

Ake moved to Bournemouth from Chelsea for a club-record £20m deal in 2017 and was linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had a buy-back clause on the Netherlands international but it is understood Frank Lampard was not interested in re-signing him.

Ake made 29 appearances for Bournemouth last season as they were relegated to the Championship, finishing a point from safety in 18th place.

 

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