Wolfsburg line up loan move for Chelsea winger De Bruyne

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are considering a loan approach for Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Sky Sports has reported, but insist any loan move must include the option of a permanent deal.

De Bruyne has made only a handful of appearances for Chelsea this season, his first back at Stamford Bridge despite originally signing for the club in January 2012. He spent the rest of the 2011-12 season at Genk, then was loaned to Werder Bremen in 2012-13, being brought back to west London when Mourinho returned to the club in summer 2013.

With De Bruyne unable to force his way into Mourinho’s regular starting XI, it has been suggested he could be on the move in an effort to safeguard his place in Belgium’s World Cup team. But Wolfsburg have confirmed that while they are monitoring in the 23-year-old, a straightforward loan move is not an option they would consider.

If Chelsea want to sell him, we are ready to buy him or loan him with an option to buy,” Wolfsburg’s general manager, Klaus Allofs, told local newspaper Wolfsburger Allgemeinen Zeitung. “We are not interested in a pure loan agreement,” Allofs said.

De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, revealed that a departure is something being considered by his client – but that the decision effectively lies with Chelsea. “At the beginning of the season we agreed with Chelsea to talk in December. Then we will look at what’s the best for Chelsea and for Kevin.

We’re now waiting on those talks,” De Koster added. “I suppose Jose Mourinho will have the final word. We’ll find a solution. We have a good relationship with Chelsea.

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