North London side Tottenham Hotspur are said to be eyeing a big money transfer for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.
This is according to the Football Insider which disclosed that Spurs are looking for a long-term replacement for the ageing duo of Jan Vertoghen and Toby Alderweireld.
The two Belgian international centre backs have less than a year left on their respective Spurs contract and their long-term future is in serious doubt.
Jose Mourinho wants to sort out his defence in the New Year following his appointment as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager last week Wednesday.
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The Portuguese tactician is renowned for defensive organisation for his teams ranging from FC Porto to Chelsea to Inter Milan to Real Madrid to Manchester United.
Nathan Ake was formerly a Chelsea player before his transfer to Bournemouth in the summer of 2017.
Bournemouth paid £20m for his transfer having previously spent six months on loan at the club during the first half of the 2016/17 season.
Earlier reports claim that he has a £40m release clause in his Bournemouth contract which is twice the money paid by the Cherries for the Dutch international.
Premier League champions Manchester City and former club Chelsea have been linked with his signature.