De Bruyne unsure over Chelsea future

New Chelsea signing Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he is still in the dark over where he will be playing next season, ESPN Soccernet reports. The Belgian winger signed for Chelsea in the January transfer window, but has been loaned back to Genk for the remainder of the season.

It is expected that De Bruyne will return to the Blues setup, but he could stay at former club Genk once again for the whole of the 2012/2013 season. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted that the move was made by the club and not him personally, but is looking forward to working with the 20 year old. De Bruyne cost the club £6.7m and has been touted as one of Europe’s brightest prospects, but will find it difficult to break into the Chelsea squad.

Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata have been on form so far this season and the Belgian is looking forward to spending the rest of the season with Genk before speaking with Chelsea over what the next move is. De Bruyne admitted that he is looking to play at a higher standard than the Belgian league if he is loaned out next season and could turn down the chance to play with Genk next season.

De Bruyne said: ‘The move to Chelsea is something I always wanted. Next season, I would like to play in a league of a higher level than the one in Belgium. There has been contact [about a loan elsewhere] but no decision as yet. There have been negotiations over whether I will play for Genk again next season, but there’s nothing about that in the contract. This transfer is a quite a big step forwards for my career, but for now I am just hoping to play well for Genk for the next six months and avoid injury.’

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