Europa League holders Chelsea are reportedly keen to re-sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake according to the latest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
Nathan Ake was at Chelsea until his loan move to Bournemouth was turned into a permanent transfer in the summer of 2017.
The Dutch international centre back initially joined South Coast club Bournemouth on loan at the start of the 2016/17 season while Italian tactician Antonio Conte was still the Blues boss and the player was called back to the Chelsea team with six months of his one-year loan deal gone in January 2017.
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Bournemouth paid £20m to sign Nathan Ake from Chelsea later that year and the Telegraph claimed that Chelsea inserted a buyback clause of £40m into the transfer that took the Dutchman to the Vitality Stadium.
Chelsea want to exercise that buyback clause by paying the said transfer fee for him return to West London as the club tries to improve their defensive unit with the addition of new players.
The Blues can sign players now after their remaining one-window transfer ban was canceled upon the appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Nathan Ake was previously linked with a move to fellow Premier League side Manchester City in the summer.