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Spurs target ‘cut-price’ move for ex-Chelsea star Ake if Bournemouth go down

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly plotting a summer transfer swoop for Bournemouth’s ex-Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.The 24-year-old centre-back is currently involved in a relegation battle with the struggling Cherries.1 Tottenham are plotting a summer swoop for Bournemouth’s Nathan AkeCredit: Getty ImagesAnd Football Insider claim Jose Mourinho is ready to pounce for the Dutch international should the South Coast club fail to beat the drop.Ake would provide an ideal replacement for Jan Vertonghen, who is expected to leave when his contract expires next summer.And Spurs believe they could land him for a cut-price fee if Bournemouth go down.The defender also counts as a homegrown player having left Feyenoord for Chelsea at 16.Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge after Ake moved to West London from his homeland.However, he has spoken previously of his frustration at being demoted to the reserves under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.After loan spells at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth he eventually made the move to the South Coast permanent in 2017 for £20m. LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerBut Spurs would likely face some serious competition to secure his signature.Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is believed to be a huge fan of the star and was linked with a move for him last month.The Blues reportedly also have a £40m buy-back option on Ake, which could put them in pole position ahead of their rivals.Harry Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ after injury in huge boost to Tottenham and Englandlast_img read more