Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has decided not to bring back Nathan Ake, ignoring the 40 million pounds asking fee.
Nathan Ake left Chelsea for Bournemouth in 2017 – at 20 million pounds, which is half of what is being asked now – and it looks like he will continue his stay there.
He said after the 3-0 win over Burnley: “Yes, I can rule it out [a move to AC Milan].
“I like Andreas as a player. I’ve always liked him. I used to train with him and saw the talent coming through.
“He is certainly a player that gets slightly misjudged on age.
“I think he’s been around a long time and went on loan at a young age and did particularly well and people think that he’s probably older than he is.
“He’s still relatively young so that’s absolutely on his side.
“What I want from Andreas is to be the best he can be.
“When you see him and you see the height, the athleticism and the quality on the ball, particularly in choice of pass, then I think he can be all the things I want him to be and I want to work towards that. He knows that.
“What I will say is those little bits in his game can really make him the fantastic centre-half I think he can be.”