Bournemouth have confirmed that on-loan defender Nathan Ake is now back at parent club Chelsea after six months spell at Dean Court.

A statement on the Bournemouth website read: “Ake has started the last eight games he has been eligible for but Chelsea have activated an option to recall him during the opening weeks of January, and the 21-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge immediately.

“AFC Bournemouth would like to thank Nathan for his efforts over the past seven months and wish him well for the future.”

  • The 21-year-old Dutchman has scored three times in 12 games for them this season.
  • Blues manager Antonio Conte had hinted he was considering recalling the defender to boost his defensive options for the rest of the campaign.
  • Ake will not be cup tied for Chelsea’s fixtures in the FA Cup, as he did not feature in Bournemouth’s FA Cup third round defeat at Millwall on Saturday.

Full article at Sportsmole