He said: “Nathan Ake is a deal they’ve been working on alongside Raheem Sterling. I think in a dream world they try and get Ake and Sterling at the same time and announce this big double signing from Manchester City, although the way it’s panning out at the moment Ake is moving a bit too slowly for that to happen.”
Chelsea have yet to make a summer signing, but they are widely expected to confirm the purchase of Sterling. He is likely to travel on their pre-season tour of the United States.
The Blues would ideally want Ake in the squad as well, but a move does not appear straightforward as City could demand around £50m for his services.