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.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com