The agent of Chelsea winger Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed that he is set to discuss a potential January move away from Stamford Bridge for his client with the club.
The 22-year-old Belgian returned to London this season following a successful loan spell in the Bundesliga, but has struggled for first-team action after initially appearing to be a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Interest in his signature is high, with Werder Bremen – for whom he played last term – Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke and Wolfsburg all keen to secure a permanent loan deal for his services.
The player himself is also open to a switch, with regular action ahead of the World Cup a priority.
His agent, Patrick De Koster, says that he will be sitting down with Chelsea soon, and that interest in his client is high:
“I am going to fly over to London to find a proper solution with Chelsea.” He is quoted by the London Evening Standard.
“Should Kevin be granted a transfer, I will be immediately on the phone to Michael Reschke (Leverkusen’s general manager). We have a great relationship with him.
“Clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Wolfsburg have also enquired.
“Kevin will decide which club offers the best future for him on a sporting level.”
De Bruyne was Belgium’s top scorer in the successful World Cup qualification campaign, but is aware that he must be playing regularly to earn a spot in their final squad for the showpiece tournament.