Date: 5th January 2017 at 8:23am
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Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake says he is enjoying his time on the south coast with AFC Bournemouth.

Ake made the move to the Cherries on a season long loan deal during pre-season.

The Netherlands Under 21 international has impressed following a run of starts in the Premier League where he has scored three goals.

He initially had to bide his time to break into the AFC Bournemouth XI, but when his chance came he has held on to the shirt ever since.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that there is a recall option in the season long loan deal, however The Sun have reported that a permanent deal could be agreed to prevent Ake leaving Dean Court.

The Sun stated: ‘(Howe) is looking to negotiate a £10milllion [sic] transfer fee which will allow him to keep 21-year-old Ake for the long-term.

Ake however is refusing to look beyond this season, either in regards to a potential permanent move or breaking into the Chelsea squad.

Ake told Sky Sports

‘Everything is local (at Bournemouth), If you go into town, people, old and young, come up to you and say, ‘Well done’.

‘Everyone seems to be involved at the club, like a family. Everyone is really nice, and everyone does things with each other, and it makes the group really tight.

‘I just try to focus. You can overdo things, and here you get all the help you need.

‘I am happy here. The loan deal is until the end of the season. I don’t look too far ahead. At the end of the season, we will see.

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Garbo wrote…

..Ake looks a true prospect and I would doubt whether Chelsea would sell him?Join the conversation here.

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