Chelsea consider recalling Nathan Ake from Bournemouth loan

Nathan Ake celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game
Image: Nathan Ake has scored three goals for Bournemouth

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering recalling defender Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth.

Ake is in the middle of a season-long loan on the south coast, and as well as becoming a regular starter in Eddie Howe's defence, he has scored three goals.

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Chelsea have the option of recalling Ake from the Cherries, who are hoping to hang on to the 21-year-old until the summer, and Sky sources understand the Blues have been in touch with Bournemouth to discuss him.

Conte admitted he is considering adding Ake to his defensive options for the rest of the season.

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"Ake is a really good player and now in the last five games he's started to play with Bournemouth and is playing every game," Conte said.

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"Honestly, I'm evaluating his situation, because Ake could be an interesting opportunity in this window, yes, for us."

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