Chelsea FC have reached a “full agreement” with Nathan Ake on personal terms but are yet to table an official bid to Manchester City for the defender, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Reporter Romano claims that should Ake decide to return to Chelsea FC, the two parties have already reached an understanding over his projected pay at Stamford Bridge. The parties simply need to agree on a transfer fee.
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In the event that the defender were to quit the team, Romano claims that Manchester City would demand a transfer fee between £40 million and £45 million and would seek to replace him.
The two teams’ ability to reach a deal for the transfer of the former Chelsea FC defender, though, is still up in the air.
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Posting on his personal Twitter account, Romano said: “Chelsea have full agreement with Nathan Aké on personal terms. Man City are aware of the situation on the player side, but still waiting to receive the official bid.
“City want around £40/45m for Ake and plan is to replace him with a new centre back in case he leaves.” “City want around £40/45m for Ake and plan is to replace him with a new centre back in case he leaves.”
Ake found his first-team opportunities at The Etihad to be somewhat restricted last season, and he was limited to just 10 starts in the Premier League as the Citizens retained their title.
Chelsea FC are thought to be on the lookout for a number of defensive signings this summer after both Rudiger and Christensen left Stamford Bridge as free agents.