MX23RW : Sunday, January 19 19:54:08| >> :600:391170:391170:

Chelsea 'unlikely to activate Nathan Ake clause'

Chelsea 'unlikely to activate Ake clause'
© Reuters
Chelsea are reportedly unlikely to activate their £40m buy-back clause - which expires this month - for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Chelsea are allegedly unlikely to make an approach for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake during the January transfer window.

When Ake departed Stamford Bridge for the Vitality Stadium in 2017, Chelsea included a buy-back clause, which was set at £40m.

With the option due to expire at the end of January, the Blues have been tipped to meet that figure as Frank Lampard considers strengthening his backline.

However, according to The Sun, Lampard's recent show of faith in Andreas Christensen has left any move for Ake increasing unlikely.

The report suggests that the Dane would need to leave Chelsea in order for the West Londoners to commit to such an high financial outlay on another defender.

Christensen has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, nine of which have come in the Premier League.

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Nathan Ake

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
France's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal on November 14, 2019
Read Next:
Tuesday's Chelsea transfer talk: Giroud, Kumbulla
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish Cup
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Eerste Divisie
Women's Super League
International Friendlies
NFL Playoffs
European Champions Cup
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22211052143864
2Manchester CityMan City23153564273748
3Leicester CityLeicester23143648232545
4Chelsea2312383930939
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd239773627934
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2381053430434
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd238962522333
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs238783631531
9Crystal Palace237972226-430
10Arsenal2361163032-229
11Everton2385102633-729
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2385102234-1229
13Southampton2384112942-1328
14Burnley2383122638-1227
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2367102631-525
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2265112634-823
17Watford2358102034-1423
18Aston Villa2364132944-1522
19Bournemouth2355132036-1620
20Norwich CityNorwich2345142345-2217

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!