Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be considering a late move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom (UK).
Manchester City could sign a new centre back before the end of the transfer window this week.
According to the Daily Express, Premier League champions, Manchester City are plotting a move for former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.
Manchester City are in the market for a new centre back following the exit of club skipper Vincent Kompany this summer.
Kompany left Manchester City at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract with the Citizens.
He has since been named the player/manager at his former club, Anderlecht.
Manchester City tried to sign Harry Maguire but they were priced out of a move for the England international centre back.
Maguire has since agreed to personal terms with city rivals Manchester United ahead of a move to Old Trafford.
Manchester City were ready to pay just £60m for Harry Maguire in comparison to Manchester United who agreed on a deal reported to be around £80m for him.
Nathan Ake could be the backup plan to Maguire for Manchester City and they might need to spend at least £40m for the Dutch international.