Blues held negotiations with 24-year-old Netherlands international

Chelsea are keeping tabs with Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake and ready to compete with Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Man City for the footballer. Blues need a new promising centre-back to strengthen the back-line, and Netherlands international is the perfect choice in this situation.

He had an impressive campaign and proved his greatness one more time. Sarri will do everything to add him this July, but it will be difficult as Gunners, Reds, Red Devils and Citizens also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

The 24-year-old defender joined the English club from Chelsea in 2017 with a €22m deal. He became an unchanged figure for the club and played many matches amazingly since joining. In this season, Dutch centre-back made 40 appearances, scored four goals and made one assist in all tournament.

It is a fantastic consequence, and he can do much more with high-class teammates. Nathan has contracted with the Cherries until 2022, and his release clause is around €30m. His price could become much more during this campaign.

Ake regularly plays in the national team squad and also helped them to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-final which is already a big success for the defender. Probably he will accept the right offer from the London club during the transfer window.

Blues set to spend big money on the footballer as Gary Cahill already 33-year-old, Andreas Christensen linked with several clubs, and they need back-up. Chelsea also linked with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.