Last Updated: 14/01/20 5:43pm
Chelsea have a £40m buy-back option for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake
Chelsea are unlikely to exercise their £40m buy-back option for Nathan Ake and will not be bidding for Bournemouth team-mate Callum Wilson.
The Blues have been scouting former defender Ake and watching Cherries’ striker Wilson but are now focusing their attention on other targets during the January transfer window.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Ake, who played at Stamford Bridge from 2011 to 2017, with the Blues having a £40million buy-back option on the Holland centre-back.
The west London club inserted the buy-back clause into the centre-back’s £20m deal to Bournemouth in 2017, and were thought to want Ake back after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted.
Callum Wilson has failed to score a league goal for Eddie Howe’s side since September
Ake came through the same Chelsea youth academy that developed players now thriving under Frank Lampard including striker Tammy Abraham, centre-back Fikayo Tomori and midfielder Mason Mount.
Wilson has been on Chelsea’s radar for the past 12 months but they are now unlikely to move for a player who has not scored a League goal since September 28th.