Tottenham are reportedly losing their pursuit of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.
According to L’Equipe, Spurs and Manchester City are both keen on the Premier League enforcer.
The report details though that the 24-year-old is likely to move to the Etihad Stadium this summer to play for Manchester City.
It is understood that the left-footed centre-back is set to cost around £40million.
Ake, who earns £40,000-a-week (Spotrac), is a no-nonsense defender that was a key player for Bournemouth last season and played in every single minute of the Premier League campaign.
The Holland international is extremely composed in possession and was previously on the books of Chelsea, but has proven himself as a top Premier League performer with Bournemouth.
After the welcomed additions of Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele already this summer, Spurs could do with a few more signings to strengthen their squad.
Another centre-back would be a smart addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and Ake would fit in nicely.
But it looks like Spurs are going to fall short in their chase of the Dutchman and Premier League champions Manchester City are set to wrap up a deal.
He always looked likely to return to one of England’s top clubs in the future after leaving Chelsea two years ago and he will add even more depth to Manchester City’s impressive squad.