Report: Chelsea prospect Nathan Ake wanted by Werder Bremen

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Bundesliga club Werder Bremen are reportedly looking at signing Chelsea’s Nathan Ake on loan in January.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who can also play in defence, is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, and he is expected to become a key part of the first-team set-up in the coming years.

He frequently trains with the first-team, and is included in matchday squads for a number of Premier League fixtures. Although he registers little game time to his name, he makes appearances in the League Cup and Champions League, and head coach Jose Mourinho would undoubtedly trust the youngster to turn out in the Premier League should he be faced with an injury crisis.

The Netherlands Under-21 international is something of an anomaly at Stamford Bridge, having been brought to the club as a young talent but never sent out on loan. Since signing for the Blues in 2012 he has been a regular in youth teams and made his first-team debut in 2012, and has never asked for a loan away to receive more playing time. Due to how close he is to the starting XI, the youngster is a valuable asset to Mourinho, and it is unlikely that he would be willing to let Ake leave the club in January on loan.

Regardless, he has a number of suitors, and the latest to be tracking his availability are Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. As reported by BILD, the German club were hoping to exploit the Blues loan policy in the January window, whilst also planning on securing him on a permanent deal in the summer.

However, given his reputation at Stamford Bridge, it is highly unlikely that Bremen’s plans will turn into anything more concrete, and the 19-year-old is sure to still be in West London come the end of January 2015.

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