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Man City set to complete £40m signing of Man Utd target Nathan Ake

Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Nathan Ake after a £40m bid was accepted for the relegated Bournemouth defender. 

As reported by BBC Sport, Ake was due to leave Bournemouth this summer regardless of whether they stayed in the Premier League, and City have now swooped with a deal that includes £1m in add-ons.

Ake has been captained 13 times by Netherlands and will provide competition for City central defenders Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones next season.

The 25-year-old is considered one of the most proficient ball-playing centre-backs in the league and was the most desirable of the players from the three relegated clubs.

Manchester United were credited with an interest in Ake before he agreed on a move to the Etihad but its not clear how serious the club were about signing him.

The Sun reported last week that United and Chelsea joined City in the pursuit of the Dutchman.

Meanwhile, United are reportedly monitoring the future of promising Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.

Sky Sports report that the 22-year-old fits United’s ideal profile in terms of age, price and potential; it is believed Gabriel would cost around £20m.

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