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Man City consider move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

Manchester City are considering a move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Pep Guardiola's now has 18 “non-homegrown" players in his squad – one more than Premier League regulations allow.

And that's why City were looking to bring England international Harry Maguire to the Etihad – until Leicester slapped a £90million asking price in the defender's head.

The Blues will look at alternative targets if the Foxes refuse to budge on their record valuation.

And that's why Bournemouth 's Nathan Ake has now emerged as a potential £40million alternative to Maguire because he would also boost City's homegrown quota, says the Mirror.

The 24-year-old Dutch international meets the criteria because he came though the ranks at Chelsea and spent three years at Stamford Bridge before his 21st birthday.

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