Chelsea’s decision to recall Nathan Ake over the winter is one that has had Blues fans in deep debates ever since, with the Dutchman’s return welcomed by many, while others remain confused about the club’s long-term plan with the defender.
Ake shone at Bournemouth during the opening stages of the campaign, and even though he was playing regular football on the south coast the Londoners elected to recall him, despite Antonio’s back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz has been settled for the bulk of 2016/17.
The 22-year-old has not yet featured in the Premier League for the leaders, with his only appearances coming in the FA Cup, which makes the club’s decision to reject a Deadline Day offer from Bournemouth all the more confusing.
And now reports from the Daily Mail claim that the Dorset outfit will return with a new bid for Ake this summer, so long as they avoid relegation.
With Chelsea also set to see Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen head back to Stamford Bridge, Conte will have a decision to make regarding his options, which could lead to the Netherlands U-21 international being deemed sellable.
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