Klopp rules out bid for Chelsea's De Bruyne
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a potential bid for Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Sky Sports has reported.
The Belgian international has been out of favour in Jose Mourinho’s, side having only made two appearances so far this campaign. Despite the speculation on a potential bid for the 22-year-old, Klopp revealed he is happy with his squad at Dortmund. “We have signed great players over the summer. We have a squad we are very happy with,” Klopp said.
“He (de Bruyne) is actually not one we are after. He is at Chelsea and given the size and quality of the Chelsea FC first-team squad it's quite usual he may sometimes miss out on one or two matches,” the manager added.
De Bruyne’s agent also dismissed the possibility of a move away from Stamford Bridge, confirming no contact has been made between himself and any other club. “This summer we decided to stay with Chelsea, and we knew the competition would be hard and that Kevin had to fight.
“He will continue fighting. I have no contact to other clubs. Even if we were in the transfer period, I would not have any contact.”
De Bruyne enjoyed a successful loan spell at Werder Bremen last season, attracting Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen to the midfielder, but Mourinho confirmed he would be part of the Portuguese’ first team plans.
De Bruyne assisted nine goals and scored 10 in his spell at Werder Bremen, before returning to Chelsea in the summer. The 22-year-old then created a goal in Chelsea’s opening match of the 2013-14 Premier League season against Hull City, where they won 2-0. Chelsea will host Cardiff City after the international break, where De Bruyne will be hopeful of appearing for the Blues for the third time this season.
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