Chelsea are 'considering activating the buy-back clause in Nathan Ake's contract' just two years after selling him to Bournemouth.
The 23-year-old is highly regarded by the Blues but could have to pay £40million to re-secure his services – double for what they sold him for in 2016.
The Stamford Bridge outfit will weigh up their options for the centre back in the summer, according to the Sun
Centre back duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz are set to leave the club later this year, leaving Maurizio Sarri light at the back once the season ends.
Ake, who is a keen member of Eddie Howe's side, attracted the attention of Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United at the back end of last year.
Ake has netted three goals in 22 appearances for the Cherries this season and has earned 10 caps for Holland.
The centre back arrived at Chelsea's academy aged 16 but went on to force his way into the senior team before former boss Antonio Conte deemed him surplus to requirements.