Tottenham are “closely monitoring” the situation of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to Sky Sports.

Ake has already been linked with a move to Spurs by other publications this month.

And now Sky Sports claim the Londoners are keeping tabs on the former Chelsea defender, who joined Bournemouth for £20 million in the summer of 2017.

It is believed Tottenham are particularly keen on Ake because he would count towards their home-grown quota, despite having made seven appearances for the Netherlands senior national team.

The 23-year-old played in every single Premier League game for Bournemouth last season, scoring two goals.

Spurs are likely to be on the lookout for new centre-backs with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Aldwerweireld both out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

Vertonghen is expected to sign a new deal, but reports suggest Alderweireld could be sold to Barcelona or Manchester United in January.

Tottenham have also been linked with Sampdoria centre-back and Danish Under-21 international Joachim Andersen.

Ake has plenty of Premier League experience and would be a fine piece of business for Spurs, depending on the price they can get him for.



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