German trio target Chelsea star
Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has emerged as a target for German sides Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen.
The Blues winger has failed to maintain a starting place in the Chelsea team since making his move from Racing Genk in January 2012 for a reported fee close to £7 million.
According to The Mirror, De Bruyne has attracted the Bundesliga trio’s attention with his future currently up in the air, having been left out of the squad that beat Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League earlier in the week.
The 22-year-old started in his side’s opening day win over Hull City, but has found appearances extremely hard to come by and failed to impress against Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup.
The newspaper claims that Werder Bremen have expressed a desire to take De Bruyne back to Germany on loan, after spending the entirety of last season on loan at the Weserstadion where he made a big impact and scored 10 goals in 32 appearances.
However Bayer Leverkusen, who lost winger Andre Schurrle to Chelsea in the summer, also want the young Belgian and Wolfsburg are thought to be monitoring De Bruyne’s current situation.
There is a danger that the youngster may miss out on inclusion in Belgium’s World Cup squad with qualification all but assured, with De Bruyne struggling with competition in the Chelsea midfield following the signings of Schurrle and Willian on top of the current crop of players.