Kevin De Bruyne responds to Chelsea exit rumours

Kevin De Bruyne has responded to speculation about his future at Chelsea, having been linked with various clubs after struggling to break into the first team, writes Metro.

The Chelsea midfielder has made just three Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho this season, despite the Portuguese asking for De Bruyne to stay at Stamford Bridge in July.

With various clubs tracking the Belgium international, De Bruyne’s national manager has urged him to move away in January in order to get more game time ahead of next summer’s World Cup.

The 22-year-old didn’t deny that an exit away from Stamford Bridge could be the way forward for his career in January: ‘Maybe. But Chelsea is my employer and they decide my future. I don’t have to talk about what could happen in January now, as it’s only November. A lot can still happen.

‘I feel quite good. The fact that I’m playing at Chelsea is proof I always performed well. The manager told me in July that I had to stay, so I’m not a difficult person. I’ve no regrets.’

Mourinho attended Belgium’s international friendly against Colombia on Thursday, but De Bruyne wasn’t fazed that his club manager was watching.

‘I know Mourinho was there, but I didn’t bother. Sometimes it may look as if I want to force things, but in my head I am doing the same things as last year,’ he added.

‘If you don’t play a lot at your team, you can’t expect to be on top in your first game.

‘It’s not easy for me. I don’t miss confidence, I only lack match fitness.’

De Bruyne enjoyed a successful loan spell at Werder Bremen last season, scoring 10 goals in 32 appearances for the German side.

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