Ake made just five appearances for the Blues after returning early from his Bournemouth loan and he admits that having a “taste” of the Premier League has given him the hunger for more.
Asked about his future in an interview with The Guardian, Ake said: “I know what you mean, because when I was 17, 18, 19, you are happy you are going to be involved, or be on the bench, or get some minutes. But I think at my age now, you want to play a little bit more, also because I had a taste of it.
“Of course you also know this is a big club, so there will be big players and it’s not easy to come into the team.
“I just need to see what is going to happen with Michael [Emenalo, the technical director] or the manager. We have to talk and see what is best.”
Ake is open to another loan move after admitting that “I haven’t deleted myself” from the WhatsApp group which was created for all 38 of the players who departed Chelsea on a temporary basis last summer.
“The main thing for me is to play games. Whether it is here, whether it is somewhere else, I don’t know yet,” he added.