Chelsea are set to demand £25million from Wolfsburg for Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Telegraph.

Officials from the German club were reported to have met Chelsea on Monday to try and thrash out a deal for the Belgian midfielder, but it seems the two clubs remain a distance apart on their valuation.

The excessive figure has not seemed to put the Bundesliga side off however, and they remain confident they can negotiate the price down by the close of the transfer window.

The 22-year-old is keen to leave Stamford Bridge this month in order to get first team football ahead of the summers World Cup.

Jose Mourinho has used the Belgian sparingly this season, but it seems Chelsea are still reluctant to let him move on a permanent deal, as they still have confidence he will blossom into a top player.

La Liga title chasers Atletico Madrid are willing to take De Bruyne on loan for the second half of the season, but the midfielder is thought to be unhappy with the prospect of another temporary switch.

Wolfsburg are set to hold further talks over a permanent move, and will test the Blues resolve to hold on for £25million by submitting at least one formal bid.

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  • aarronm2
    12 months ago

    He should be loaned out to a Premier League club to see if he can cope with the pace and physicality.

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