Manchester City has reached an agreement with FC Bournemouth for the transfer of defender Nathan Ake.

According to reports from @DiMarzio Manchester City have had a £41m offer for defender Nathan Ake accepted by Bournemouth. Talks between the clubs over the Netherlands centre-back had begun before the end of the Premier League season, but confirmation of Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship on Sunday all but confirmed that the 25-year-old would depart this summer.

City also had Napoli’s Koulibaly on their list on defensive targets this summer but has decided to settle for Ake who has already played in the Premier league for several years and is also younger.

Ake joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £20m in 2017 and has been one of the key players for Eddie Howe’s side over the years. He played 29 times in the Premier League this season for Bournemouth as Eddie Howe’s side were relegated, finishing a point from safety in 18th place.