Manchester City have reportedly placed emphasis on signing Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake in the January transfer window.
Sky Sports News claims that City are considering whether to launch an approach for the Netherlands international, who may cost in excess of £40 million.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are currently viewed as the frontrunners to sign the 24-year-old defender as they look to strengthen up their leaky defence at the beginning of 2020.
Chelsea are weighing up a January move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to The Telegraph.
After the transfer ban has been lifted, the Blues are now in a position where they can sign new players at the midway point of the season.
While the west Londoners have been linked with a number of names, priority is to be emphasised on bolstering a defence which has only kept four clean sheets in 24 matches so far this term.