Antonio Conte is currently considering recalling Nathan Ake who is on loan at Premier League side Bournemouth.
Conte sees Ake as a player that could play as a left wingback for Chelsea and also as a left-sided defender in our back three.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has now confirmed Conte wants to recall Ake and he also revealed it would be a big blow to lose Ake.
“It would be a huge blow to us as he’s done so well,” Howe told BBC Radio.
“It is easier said than done to say we are going to go and recruit a player of a similar stature to Nathan.
“I am not sure there are too many out there, hence why Chelsea would recall him.”