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Man City set price for Newcastle target Nathan Ake

Manchester City are willing to part with Nathan Ake this summer.

The Sun says Newcastle have been told to splash out £50million if they want to sign Ake from Manchester City.

Eddie Howe wanted the centre-back in January and has identified Ake, 27, as a transfer target once again this summer.

The Toon boss has made a second inquiry about Ake after City gave him short shrift when he first asked in January.

The Dutch defender obviously knows Howe well, having spent four years under him at Bournemouth, before moving to the Etihad for £40m in 2020.

Although Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are ahead of him in the pecking order, City would still want an increase on the money they paid two years ago.

But at least his £80,000-a-week salary will not be an issue for Newcastle.

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