Ake dismisses speculation over his future

Nathan Ake has shrugged off speculation linking him with Tottenham and Manchester United.

The former Chelsea defender’s performances for Bournemouth since leaving Stamford Bridge have led to reports he could be snapped up by one of the Premier League’s top clubs.

Ake, 23, impressed when he was given a chance in Chelsea’s first team and has long been regarded as an excellent prospect.

But the Dutchman has insisted he takes little notice of speculation about his future and is focused on Bournemouth.

“Yes, I’ve also seen it pass by, but of course it’s rumours,” www.football-oranje.com quoted Ake as saying.

“At the moment I play everything at Bournemouth and that goes well, so I focus on that.”

There have even been reports in his native Netherlands that a deal is already in the pipeline for Ake to move to Spurs when the transfer window reopens in January.

But Ake says those reports are well wide of the mark.

He said: “If I’ve already signed in London? No, certainly not.

“This does not say much about my status yet, they are rumours that come on the internet and as long as I do not hear anything myself, I will not go into that.”

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