Chelsea make transfer decisions on Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake

Chelsea are unlikely to land either Nathan Ake or Callum Wilson from Bournemouth this month.

Sky Sports say neither transfer is expected with two-and-a-half weeks of the window remaining.

The Blues have the option to exercise a £40m buyback clause in Ake’s contract.

But Frank Lampard is focusing on other defensive targets, having been linked with West Ham’s Issa Diop too.

Manchester City are keen on Dutchman Ake, who has progressed well at the Vitality Stadium since leaving Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis in 2017.

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And Chelsea will no longer pursue a return for the 24-year-old, even with the clause expiring this month.

England striker Wilson, meanwhile, has not scored in the Premier League since September 28.

Chelsea looked to sign Wilson last year but are now cooling their interest on the 27-year-old too.

Chelsea have cooled their interest in Nathan Ake

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Eddie Howe will likely keep his two star men as 19th-placed Bournemouth battle to avoid the drop.

Lampard is far from done with business this month, however, despite turning his attention away from the Cherries pair.

Real Madrid playmaker Isco and attacking team-mate Vinicius Jr are both reportedly on his radar at the Bernabeu.

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At the back, Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk is also admired, as is Leicester’s left-back Ben Chilwell.

Up front at Stamford Bridge, support is still wanted for Tammy Abraham, with Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi having to stay put until a replacement is found.

Whether Chelsea will be able to land their first-choice targets during before the summer, though, remains to be seen.


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