Nathan Ake ‘extremely pleased’ at Manchester City following £45m transfer interest from Chelsea


Nathan Ake is happy to have stayed at Manchester City this summer despite interest from former club Chelsea.

With Thomas Tuchel having lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on free transfers, the former Blues boss was keen to bring the Dutchman back to Stamford Bridge.

Ake has rarely been first choice at the Etihad Stadium and Chelsea had been optimistic in their attempts to sign him after a bid of around £45m.

While it was thought that there had been an agreement in principle, City were unable to sign a replacement of their own and the deal was subsequently broken.

Chelsea finally brought in Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana during a hectic summer of transfer activity, while Ake enjoyed a run in City’s starting lineup this season.

Injuries have played a part in that, but the Dutch international has started five of his seven Premier League games so far and has spoken of his desire to stay with the champions.

“I am very happy to be at Man City and I am happy to have stayed here in the summer,” he said.

“I was never worried about the competition”


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