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Man City want Bournemouth defender Ake despite Chelsea clause

Manchester City are interested in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Chelsea are in pole position to sign the Dutchman, with the West London club having inserted a buy-back clause into Ake's £20m deal to Bournemouth in 2017.

Sky Sports says the Blues now want Ake back at Stamford Bridge, but that hasn't stopped City from notifying Bournemouth of their interest.

City are light on options at centre-back after Vincent Kompany's departure and the long-term injury to Aymeric Laporte.

Ake has also attracted interest from Tottenham and Everton since becoming a regular for Eddie Howe's side.

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