“We had discussions with Chelsea,” said Howe.
“We made an enquiry about bringing him back on loan or permanently. They were denied.”
“We made an enquiry about bringing him back on loan or permanently. They were denied”
Eddie Howe on Chelsea ace Nathan Ake
And according to Sky Sports, Bournemouth could still land the 21-year-old before tonight’s deadline.
Chelsea recalled Ake after a successful loan spell with the Cherries for the first half of the season.
Antonio Conte felt the defender could play an important role in Chelsea’s title run.
But Ake has started just one game since his return to Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
Bournemouth will be hoping to push through the deal before 11pm tonight.