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Chelsea ponder sacrificing Christensen for Ake return

Chelsea must sell if they're to bring in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake this month.

The Sun says the Blues are keen to enact their £40million buy-back option for Ake, who has developed into a top class centre-back while playing for Bournemouth.

And Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for 23-year-old Christensen.

But though there is plenty of interest in Christensen as a player, there is a shortage of clubs willing to match or improve his current £80,000-a-week wages.

AC Milan are one of the clubs who have registered an interest as they search for a new centre-back this month.

But they would prefer a loan deal for the remainder of the season with an option to buy in the summer – and are not keen to meet Chelsea's valuation of £35m for the defender.

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