CHERRIES defender Nathan Ake has been linked with a plethora of European clubs, according to the Daily Star.

The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham are “tracking” the 24-year-old, while former club Chelsea are “monitoring the Dutchman’s progress” according to the tabloid.

Serie A outfit Napoli have also been linked with a move for the former Feyenoord youngster.

The Star claims sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli is “earmarking him as a replacement for veteran defender Raul Albiol”.

Ake joined Cherries from Chelsea for £20million in June 2017. The impressive centre-half has started all 31 top-flight games this season.

Speaking to the Daily Echo about transfer speculation back in January, Ake said: “Rumours are going to come at one point. They are just rumours and won’t affect me.

“I love the club, I think everyone knows that. Over the past couple of years I have learned a lot about the club and have enjoyed playing for them.”