With relegation for the Cherries looking a more-and-more likely prospect despite his best efforts this season, Ake looks set to move on this summer.
The Athletic reports City had the 25-year-old watched before Christmas as they showed an initial interest.
The Frenchman is now fully fit, but City have decided that they would still like another left-sided defender.
Initial talks are believed to be underway... although Chelsea remain "in the conversation".
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