Watford haven't contacted Chelsea about loaning Nathan Ake

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First published in Latest Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

The Watford Observer has been told the Hornets have not contacted Chelsea over the possibility of loaning Nathan Ake, contrary to reports.

Ake, who can play in defence or as a holding midfielder, made his Chelsea debut as a 17 year old in December 2012 and was in the Blues squad 21 times during the second half of last season, starting three matches and coming on three times.

It was reported earlier this week that Watford, Burnley and Wigan Athletic had all tried, unsuccessfully, to loan Chelsea's current young player of the year.

But, whilst we understand Watford did try to sign Ake under Gianfranco Zola, a source has told us the Hornets are not one of the clubs who have contacted Chelsea about loaning the Dutchman during this transfer window.

The 18-year-old's agent, Daan Kramp, told the Daily Mail that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees Ake as "a potential player for the first team" and added that the Blues "definitely" want him to stay at the club.

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10:52am Wed 22 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Not much of a story then.
Not much of a story then. Essex Hornet
  • Score: 5

11:12am Wed 22 Jan 14

HornetJJ says...

That would be unlike the Daily Mail to make up a story without any facts!
That would be unlike the Daily Mail to make up a story without any facts! HornetJJ
  • Score: 12

11:16am Wed 22 Jan 14

Bucks:Hornet says...

In other just as relevant news.... Despite what someone's neighbour's, brother's, uncle's dog walker said, Watford FC haven't been in contact with Barcelona about signing out of form striker Messi on loan for the remainder of his career.
In other just as relevant news.... Despite what someone's neighbour's, brother's, uncle's dog walker said, Watford FC haven't been in contact with Barcelona about signing out of form striker Messi on loan for the remainder of his career. Bucks:Hornet
  • Score: 4

11:47am Wed 22 Jan 14

Abbotshorn says...

Bucks:Hornet wrote:
In other just as relevant news.... Despite what someone's neighbour's, brother's, uncle's dog walker said, Watford FC haven't been in contact with Barcelona about signing out of form striker Messi on loan for the remainder of his career.
i hear Fernando Torres was intrested in joining us but nobody has contacted him at Chelsea either
[quote][p][bold]Bucks:Hornet[/bold] wrote: In other just as relevant news.... Despite what someone's neighbour's, brother's, uncle's dog walker said, Watford FC haven't been in contact with Barcelona about signing out of form striker Messi on loan for the remainder of his career.[/p][/quote]i hear Fernando Torres was intrested in joining us but nobody has contacted him at Chelsea either Abbotshorn
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

akureyri says...

We have one Fernando, we do not require a poor imitator.
We have one Fernando, we do not require a poor imitator. akureyri
  • Score: 9

12:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

tonyevans22 says...

Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players.
Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players. tonyevans22
  • Score: -9

12:38pm Wed 22 Jan 14

scottwfc says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players.
That would be the 'in reach' Chalobah who signed for Middlesborough on loan last week for the rest of the season, would it?
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players.[/p][/quote]That would be the 'in reach' Chalobah who signed for Middlesborough on loan last week for the rest of the season, would it? scottwfc
  • Score: 19

12:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Abbotshorn says...

akureyri wrote:
We have one Fernando, we do not require a poor imitator.
i hear that
[quote][p][bold]akureyri[/bold] wrote: We have one Fernando, we do not require a poor imitator.[/p][/quote]i hear that Abbotshorn
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

G_Whiz says...

Well i wish they would, hurry up and contact Chelsea!
Well i wish they would, hurry up and contact Chelsea! G_Whiz
  • Score: -5

2:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Bush Hornet says...

This guy's only young so Chelski prob only pay him 80k per week. Can't see why we haven't enquired
This guy's only young so Chelski prob only pay him 80k per week. Can't see why we haven't enquired Bush Hornet
  • Score: 4

2:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story.

http://www.theguardi
an.com/football/2014
/jan/22/beppe-sannin
o-watford-manchester
-city-fa-cup
Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup mellow yellow
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

demerit says...

I didn't win the lottery last week. The WO are sending a reporter round tonight.
I didn't win the lottery last week. The WO are sending a reporter round tonight. demerit
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hampshire hornet says...

Smoke bombs -- debate......
Smoke bombs -- debate...... Hampshire hornet
  • Score: -3

4:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

demerit wrote:
I didn't win the lottery last week. The WO are sending a reporter round tonight.
liking it dude.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I didn't win the lottery last week. The WO are sending a reporter round tonight.[/p][/quote]liking it dude. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup
A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it.

COYH / COYGB / COGS

TTFN

HC
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup[/p][/quote]A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup
A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it.

COYH / COYGB / COGS

TTFN

HC
yes great article. very interesting appointment - hope it all works out for all concerned. The next 5 matches will be a real test.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup[/p][/quote]A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC[/p][/quote]yes great article. very interesting appointment - hope it all works out for all concerned. The next 5 matches will be a real test. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 3

5:34pm Wed 22 Jan 14

lutondown says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
Smoke bombs -- debate......
Well that's your debate gone up in smoke.. Face it croc man you have no 'flare' :)
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: Smoke bombs -- debate......[/p][/quote]Well that's your debate gone up in smoke.. Face it croc man you have no 'flare' :) lutondown
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Hampshire hornet wrote:
Smoke bombs -- debate......
Well that's your debate gone up in smoke.. Face it croc man you have no 'flare' :)
A rare but razor sharp retort, Danno
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: Smoke bombs -- debate......[/p][/quote]Well that's your debate gone up in smoke.. Face it croc man you have no 'flare' :)[/p][/quote]A rare but razor sharp retort, Danno SAHornet
  • Score: 1

1:34am Thu 23 Jan 14

tonyevans22 says...

scottwfc wrote:
tonyevans22 wrote:
Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players.
That would be the 'in reach' Chalobah who signed for Middlesborough on loan last week for the rest of the season, would it?
Yes,as he didn't want to go North,and we should have re-signed him last week,He even twittered,watford would be his option,giving a hint.
[quote][p][bold]scottwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: Make more sense to try and loan chalobah rather than out of reach players.[/p][/quote]That would be the 'in reach' Chalobah who signed for Middlesborough on loan last week for the rest of the season, would it?[/p][/quote]Yes,as he didn't want to go North,and we should have re-signed him last week,He even twittered,watford would be his option,giving a hint. tonyevans22
  • Score: -1

6:30am Thu 23 Jan 14

demerit says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup
A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it.

COYH / COYGB / COGS

TTFN

HC
When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it....
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup[/p][/quote]A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC[/p][/quote]When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it.... demerit
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

demerit wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup
A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC
When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it....
I was just getting into it as well. :-)
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup[/p][/quote]A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC[/p][/quote]When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it....[/p][/quote]I was just getting into it as well. :-) Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

demerit says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup
A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC
When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it....
I was just getting into it as well. :-)
Your acronyms are like London buses....
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Good article on the new gaffer.... It's some story. http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /jan/22/beppe-sannin o-watford-manchester -city-fa-cup[/p][/quote]A fantastic insight to our new gaffer. Fingers crossed that it works out for him as he deserves it. COYH / COYGB / COGS TTFN HC[/p][/quote]When I gave you that advice last week, I didn't mean milk it....[/p][/quote]I was just getting into it as well. :-)[/p][/quote]Your acronyms are like London buses.... demerit
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