Chelsea full-back Nathan Ake joins Bournemouth on season-long loan
Nathan Ake has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Blues have announced.
The Dutchman, who can play at left-back and in midfield, spent last season on loan at Watford.
A story on chelseafc.com read: "Nathan Ake will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Bournemouth.
"The 21-year-old moves to the south coast having also spent last season in the Premier League at Watford, where his performances at left-back won the club's young player of the year award and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-final."
Ake, a Netherlands Under-21 international, signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge last year and has made 12 appearances for his parent club.
Who is your sportstar of the year?
Vote in the Irish Independent Sport Star Awards and you could win the ultimate sports prize.
Prizes include, tickets to Ireland's against Scotland in the Six Nations, All Ireland football and hurling final tickets and much more.