Bournemouth ready to offer £30million for two Chelsea stars

According to The Guardian, Bournemouth are set to break the bank in a bid to bring Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic to the South Coast.

Ake, who spent the first half of the season on-loan with the Cherries, is thought to be highly rated by his parent club, who will only consider offers of around £18million for the 22-year-old.

Begovic was also close to joining Bournemouth on a permanent deal, but Chelsea failed to find a replacement in time and the transfer was subsequently called off.

However, with Begovic wanting first team football and Bournemouth ready to remove Artur Boruc from the number one slot, a reported £12million transfer looks on the cards.

How good have Ake and Begovic been this season?

Nathan Ake was arguably one of Bournemouth’s best player during the first half of the season, forming a formidable partnership with Steve Cook when playing and helping Eddie Howe’s team sure up a previously leaky defence.

Since being recalled by Chelsea at the start of 2017, the Dutchman has been used sparingly and will likely be looking for consistent firs team football next season, something which Bournemouth can guarantee him.

Begovic on the other hand has had very little playing time at Stamford Bridge this season, having failed to put any pressure on the seemingly immovable Thibaut Courtois. The Bosnian is now heading towards his prime years and is more than good enough to become a first choice ‘keeper at a Premier League club once again.


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