AFC Bournemouth have accepted Man City’s bid for Nathan Ake.
Talks between the clubs over the Netherlands centre-back had begun before the end of the Premier League season, but confirmation of Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship opened a move for the defender.
£41m fee for Ake would be a club-record sale for Bournemouth.
Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £20m in 2017 where he made 121 appearances and scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Cherries.
He has also been Stamford Bridge through a buy-back clause but Chelsea still have 72 hours to match or improve on Manchester City’s offer, but it is understood Frank Lampard is not interested in re-signing him.
City have been linked with several centre-backs since the departure of Vincent Kompany at the end of the 2018-19 season.
They missed out to rivals United on Harry Maguire last summer and have consistently been linked with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.