By Dominic Toner

Chelsea have recalled defender Nathan Ake from his loan at Bournemouth – and the club’s supporters are delighted with the news on Twitter.

The Blues have decided to bring the 21-year-old back to Stamford Bridge after his impressive performances for Bournemouth.

Chelsea confirmed on their official website that Ake has returned to the club immediately.

Ake has been one of Bournemouth’s standout players this season and helped them reach ninth in the Premier League table.

Antonio Conte has now deemed him as good enough to compete for a place in Chelsea’s first-team and he will hope to play a part in their title bid.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

The Blues fans expressed their joy that the highly rated youngster has returned to the club.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/CFCDavies_/status/818065733913559040

Ake is a versatile player that can operate at either centre-back or left-back, while also playing as a defensive midfielder on occasions.

The Dutchman is likely to compete with Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s left wing-back position and will be a useful player to the squad.

He has scored three goals in his 12 appearances at Bournemouth, including winners against Liverpool and Stoke respectively.

Ake has managed to force his way back into the club’s first-team picture earlier than expected and his loss will be a huge blow to Bournemouth.

In other Chelsea transfer news, the club are on the verge of agreeing a sensational striker swap deal.