Chelsea have recalled defender Nathan Ake early from his loan-spell with Bournemouth after some impressive performances.
The 21-year-old has been with the Cherries since the start of the season and has impressed under Eddie Howe, making 12 appearances and scoring three goals, including a last-minute victor against Liverpool.
"I also want to say thank you to the manager, staff and players for all the support and l wish them the best for the rest of the season!"
Chelsea are top of the league, five points clear of Liverpool in second, with Ake expected to come in and provide competition for Marcos Alonso at left wing-back in Conte's 3-4-3 formation. Bournemouth manager Howe has said that loosing out the defender in the middle of the season would be "big blow". His fears were realized less than 24 hours after resting Ake for Bournemouth's 3-0 FA Cup to Millwall.
Ake has become a key player for the Cherries and has caught the attention of Antonio Conte
Bournemouth confirmed Ake had been recalled with a statement on their website. Chelsea are keen to loan him out to another Premier League club and may offer the Cherries the services of the 20 year old left winger.
"I called him back because I think he's showing that he's ready to stay in the squad of Chelsea". However, it appears that his time at Bournemouth is coming to an end.
Ake made 12 appearances for Bournemouth in his loan spell on the south coast and further boosted his reputation in the process.
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