Bournemouth pay record fee for Dutchman Ake

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London (AFP) – Dutch international Nathan Ake became Premier League side Bournemouth’s record signing on Friday as they paid a reported £20 million ($26m, 22.8m euros) to champions Chelsea for his services.

The 22-year-old central defender - who is Bournemouth’s third signing of the close season following those of Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and veteran England striker Jermain Defoe - shone for the “Cherries” when on loan from Chelsea last season.

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