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Howe – Ake future out of my control as City and Chelsea ready bids

Nathan Ake, Bournemouth
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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he is not in control of Nathan Ake’s future with rumored bids ready to be made by Chelsea and Manchester City.

Ake who actually joined Bournemouth from Chelsea in the summer of 2017 for 23 million Euros after a successful loan spell, has been in superb form.

This has prompted interest from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to consider bringing in Ake as cover for the injured Aymeric Laporte.

While new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is looking to bolster his squad after losing David Luiz and being unable to buy a replacement.

If a big enough offer comes in and the player is getting the opportunity to move up to a top club, Bournemouth boss Howe is realistic enough to know he will have little to no say in the matter.

Firstly the club will not be able to turn down a 20 – 25 million Euro profit.

Then they cannot stand in the way of a player being offered much more money to play at a much higher level, like the Champions League.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Howe admitted his position when it comes to Ake.

He said:

“It would be obviously my wish to hold onto everybody but some of these things are out of our control.”

“We will wait and see. I don’t want to give you evasive answers but I am in no control of that at the moment.”

“A lot of things with transfers [from] trying to bring players in, trying to keep the squad we have is out of my hands.”