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Chelsea get legal backing to hijack United move for solid defender

Timothy Aiyeku

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Nathan Ake

English Premier League side Chelsea are reportedly set to trigger the buy-back clause for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake in the winter transfer window which reopens in coming days.

The Daily Express reports that the activating of the clause will have the Blues hijack Manchester United move for the star defender knowing that they have already indicated interest for the star.

Nathan Ake joined the Cherries on a permanent deal from the West London side with a fee of about £20 million and Bournemouth were able to seal a £40 million tag should a move back to the Stamford Bridge comes up in the future.

However, Chelsea are set to part ways with Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz which leaves room for Nathan Ake in the team to impress and secure regular playing time.

Manchester United were believed to have identified Nathan Ake as the best fit for the club but they have been humbled by the fact that he has got a buy-back clause with the Blues.

Meanwhile, Nathan Ake made 17 first team appearances when he was at the West London club at age 16 with much promise and talent.

Should Nathan Ake finally find a return back to the Stamford Bridge, he is tipped to be a good addition to the team.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.