Chelsea set to re-sign Ake for Luiz replacement after transfer ban.

Chelsea will make a move to bring back their former defender Nathan Ake once transfer ban is over, reputable The Telegraph journalist Matt Law claims.

The transfer would be dependent on if Lampard still needs to fill the gap left by David Luiz’s departure. Before that time, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen can all prove themselves as the first team players.

As The Telegraph puts it, ‘Lampard will spend at least the first half of the season assessing his options and deciding whether or not Luiz needs to be replaced.’

It is understood that Chelsea have a buy-back clause on their Academy graduate Nathan Ake worth around £40m. Meanwhile, Bournemouth valued their defender at £75m during this summer’s transfer window.

Despite his Dutch nationality, Ake counts as a home-grown player at England.

He has joined Chelsea as a 16-year-old from Feyenoord. He has been at Stamford Bridge for five years before joining Bournemouth for £20m in 2017.