Chelsea urged to make approach for £40m-rated PL star

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Chelsea should seriously consider of signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth as soon as their transfer ban expires, this according to the Garth Crooks.

A report from the Daily Telegraph claims the West London club will make a move for Dutchman once their ban comes to an end if the head-coach Frank Lampard looks for a long-term replacement for David Luiz.

The Blues transfer ban could come to an end in January as they are waiting answer on their appeal from Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Therefore Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard could consider a move for 25-year-old defender as early as January 1, which is a prospect that finds Crooks in reach agreement as he was very impressed with the defender’s performance against the Saints last weekend.

He told the BBC: “The shot of Nathan Ake suspended in mid-air having attacked a set piece and buried a bullet header past Angus Gunn in Southampton’s goal was a picture to behold.

“It was not only Bournemouth’s first goal in a historic win against their south coast rivals but a clear indication that the Cherries meant business.

“I don’t know what Ake would cost for Chelsea to buy him back but if I was them I would seriously consider it.”

Chelsea have earned around £20million from Nathan Ake’s transfer to Bournemouth.

But as part of that deal, the Europa League winners have chance to re-sign Dutchman for £40m should the player be keen on to make a return to Stamford Bridge.