Bournemouth to bid more than £30m for Nathan Aké and Asmir Begovic

• Chelsea pair eager for more first-team football next season
• Aké proved a big success on loan at Bournemouth earlier this year

Bournemouth aim to build on their highest league finish by making bids worth more than £30m combined for two of Chelsea’s title-winning players, Nathan Aké and Asmir Begovic, once the season has finished.

Both have been on the fringes at Chelsea, with Begovic, 29, acting as Thibaut Courtois’s understudy for two seasons since arriving for £8m from Stoke City. The Bosnian goalkeeper was close to moving to Bournemouth in January, when a deal was agreed in principle, contingent on Antonio Conte’s side securing an experienced replacement. The inability to do so meant the move was shelved.

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