Antonio Conte sanctions £20m Chelsea transfer for Centre-back, one condition attached

Chelsea have a poor culture of retaining the players that passed through the youth system, which may account for why so much is spent in the transfer window.

Chelsea star Nathan Ake is on the verge of completing a £20m move to Bournemouth, despite interest from a host of Premier League Clubs

Ake joined Chelsea as a 16-year-old from Feyenoord in 2011 and broke into the senior team the following year, where he replaced Juan Mata in Chelsea’s League game against Norwich City in December 2012.

In order to hasten his development, the Dutch Centre-back was sent on loan to several Clubs but he ended up with Cherries last term. His spell with them was cut-short as he was recalled in January by Chelsea and made two League appearances.

His recall by Antonio Conte at that time raise speculation that he is valued by the Italian and might be given the chance to grow in the Club.

Ake will put pen to paper on a long term deal for the Cherries tomorrow after snubbing the likes of  Southampton, Newcastle United and West Ham .

However, Chelsea are understood to have inserted a buy-back clause in the £20m deal. Ake had informed Chelsea that he wanted to play regularly and Conte gave him the green-light.

Since the place of John Terry in the defense of Chelsea is no longer existent, Chelsea would have kept Ake as back up in the central defensive position.